Mendhar town reels under ‘darkness’ last 36 hours

Rahi Kapoor

Mendhar : In this hot and humid summer days, the erratic power supply has compounding problems to people of Mendhar town which is reeling under darkness courtesy shecduled and unscheduled power cuts for the last 36 hours.

Locals of the Town said the transformer of the area has developed some technical snag and went out of order last several hours, but nobody from the Power Development Department has come to rectify the technical snag of the said transformer while the whole area is reeling under darkness.

“We have been requesting the concerned JE-PDD and AE -PDD of the area to get the transformer repaired but our repeated requests are falling to deaf ears”, said Sarpanch Mendhar Town Sneh Lata Bhasin, Rajat Kapoor, Gourav Negi and others said
“Due to the erratic power supply the water supply in the Mendhar town too has been affected since a week. “We have to fetch water for domestic purposes from local traditional water sources”, he added.

The locals in a fervent appeal to Chief engineer PDD have urged him to get the damaged transformer repaired at an earliest.

When contact to Tehsildar Mendhar Dr Vikram Sharma said that the transformer 400 Kv burn due to heavy load and not available both Districts Rajouri and Poonch. He said Pdd unit Mendhar burned transformer sent to Jammu technical wing and repaired immediately. Transformer installed with in 24 hours and power resume will soon.

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