The hardships currently witnessed by the people of dissimilar wards of Sawan Chak regarding droopy attitude of power supply, took a turn for the worse, as during the last couple of days the Power Development Department have shown least concern over the absence of voltage and reduced power supply for several hours. Several people from the area staged protest demonstration near Gurdwara by blocking Kathua-Hatli Morh link road for hours.
A local resident Sardar Balbinder Singh castigation PDD responsible for the hardships of the people said that from last five days the people are reeling under darkness and bound to face several other problems due to damaged transformer. He added that the transformer is of very low capacity, which leads to repeated damage. He said that most of the residents are from lower middle-class, who could not afford personal personal transformers and inverters. “We have been asking PDD officials to increase the capacity of transformer however, despite listening to their appeal they repair the damaged transformer adding this is simply wastage of public money”, he miffed.
Another protester Harjeet Singh said that absence of power supply has also affected water supply. The fluctuation and the irregular power supply had disturbed almost all of our electronic appliances, burdening on our pockets.
By pitching the tone on high volume, the residents of the wards warned administration to resolve the problem or be ready to face intensified struggle.
Later, SHO reached the spot and after speaking to Xen PDD over the matter, assured that department is working to solve the matter and sooner they would get relief from the matter.