Over one lakh Kupwara residents without electricity from past five days


Sajad Ahmad Lone

Srinagar, April 30 (GNS): More than one lakh people border district of Kupwara are reeling under darkness from last five days as 6 MWV receiving station of the Ganapora got damaged.

According to GNS, the receiving station of Ganapora lies in the Langate constituency and provides electricity more than 40 villages. The 6 MWV transformer developed some technical faults on Tuesday at 11 am but since then the transformer is yet to be repaired.

The uneven damage plunged more than 40 villages in darkness and resulted in huge loss to the cool point shops as more than 2 quintal ice creams melted. The breakdown of electricity resulted in trouble to people.

A local resident while speaking to GNS said: “the receiving station in Ganapora is heavily overloaded as more than 40 villages are receiving electricity just from 6 MWV Transformer. We are facing shortage of electricity because of its low capacity; we many times approached the authorities to increase the capacity of transformer but all in vain,” he said.

When contacted, the Junior Engineer Parvez Ahmad of Receiving Station Ganapora said it is not possible for them to repair the faults at the Station.  “The department has assigned exports to put the transformer into the vehicle. However from 2 days we are waiting,” he said. He assured that the electricity would be restored after two days. (GNS)