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Apni Party holds protest against unscheduled curtailment of electricity in Jammu

Post by on Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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JAMMU, APRIL 26, 2022: Apni Party leaders and workers today staged a massive protest demonstration outside the PDD Chief Engineer’s office at BC Road against the unscheduled curtailment of the electricity.
Led by the Provincial President, Jammu, Manjit Singh, hundreds of leaders and workers assembled here and staged a dharna against the PDD’s failure to supply round the clock electricity.
Speaking on the occasion, he said accused the PDD for forcing the people of Jammu plains to suffer during the summers as the season has just begun. “They are charging huge bills from the people and not accepting waiver on the unjustified charging of bills and on the other hand, the department has not been able to supply the electricity as per the requirement,” he said addressing the protesting Party leaders and workers.
He said that they will not meet the PDD Chief Engineer. “However, if the electricity situation is not improved by supplying 24/7 electricity, we will not allow the installation of the electric meters as well as march towards the Civil Secretariat in coming days in protest against the failure of the Govt to supply the electricity. The electricity crises have deepened in Jammu and the Govt is sleeping over without considering the consequences faced by the people,” he said.
As the protesters were shouting slogans against the PDD, he said that the PDD should not force the people to come out in protest and block the roads in protest against their inefficiency.
He therefore appealed to the Govt to take immediate corrective measures to supply electricity which is generated in Chenab valley and other districts yet J&K is deprived of electricity and being hugely charged even after not supplying electricity.
“As the electricity supply has remained irregular with eight hours long power cuts, the water supply, industrial sector and farmers and other sectors have adversely affected with the failure of the PDD which supplies electricity,” said Manjit Singh.
He said that the PDD has not been able to supply smart electricity with smart meters being installed.
He said that even in the holy month of Ramadan, the PDD has failed to supply the electricity.
“The PDD has not even supplied electricity round the clock during Navratri, Baisaki and other festivals in the last over one month,” he said. He said that the situation has become unbearable for the people.

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