Power woes: Awantipora town in south Kashmir shuts against abysmal electricity supply

Pampore: A complete protest shutdown is being observed in Awantipora town of southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district against the Power Development Department.

Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader that scores of locals staged a massive protest demonstration against the erratic power supply near townhall Awantipora and raised slogans against the PDD.

All shops and other business establishments are closed in the town against unscheduled and long hours of power cuts in Awantipora and several adjoining villages for last one month, locals told Kashmir Reader.

They said that that the unscheduled power cuts have increased considerably over the past few weeks.

The power cuts are giving tough time to people especially to students appearing in different examinations, the protesters said.

“There is no proper curtailment schedule. Despite requests to the officers the situation has not improved,” the residents said.

-Bilal Habib

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