DM Ganderbal imposes ban on heating gadgets in district
Post by Umar Raina on Sunday, November 13, 2022
Ganderbal, Nov 12: District administration Ganderbal on Saturday imposed a blanket ban on the sale, storage and use of “heavy” electric appliances “to avoid unnecessary load on transformers”.
According to an order issued by the District Magistrate (DM), Ganderbal, Shyambir, who is also the Deputy Commissioner (DC), the use of “heavy heating appliances such as blowers, heaters, radiators, etc within the territorial jurisdiction of district Ganderbal” is banned “with immediate effect”.
Non-judicious use of electric appliances like blowers, heaters, radiators, etc. may cause damage to transmission lines due to heavy load which results in disturbance in the hassle-free power supply, the order reads. It says that by using the above-mentioned electric appliances, there is every apprehension of short circuits which ultimately results in fire incidents during winter, causing loss of life and property.
Therefore, in order to provide hassle-free electric supply to consumers as well as government offices and hospitals of the district and to avoid unscheduled power cuts, a blanket ban is being imposed with immediate effect on the storage, sale, possession and use of heavy heating appliances within the territorial jurisdiction of district Ganderbal.
Any violation of this order shall attract punitive action as warranted under relevant laws, the District Magistrate Ganderbal warned.