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Electric wires hanging on trees in Handwara Village: Residents

Handwara, Jul 28 : The Residents of Shatgund Payeen in Mawar, Handwara are up in arms against Power Development Department (PDD) as the electric wires are hanging on branches of trees at several places which pose serious threat to the lives of people and their property.

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According to the residents at many places high and low voltage electric wires are hanging on the tree branches. “It shows the callous attitude of the PDD authorities on the ground. Most of the wooden poles installed in the area decades ago were damaged and instead of installing new cement or iron poles, PDD officials choose to hang wires on trees,” they rued.

Nazir Ahmad, a local said that they approached PDD officials many a times to request them to install iron or cement poles in the area, but they didn’t pay any heed to their demands. “We pay electric tariff regularly, but PDD is not adhering to government announced power schedule in the area,” he complained.

The residents appealed to the DDC Kupwara Ansul Garg to personally intervene in the matter. (KNS)

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