Jammu facing worst kind of power crises in harsh winter season: Manjit Singh

Kashmir Times. Dated: 1/4/2022 12:24:05 AM

JAMMU, Jan 3: Jammu is facing the worst kind of power crises in the ongoing winter season with continuous unscheduled power cuts, alleged, Manjit Singh, provincial president, Jammu, Apni Party (AP) while addressing a monthly provincial review meeting here at Jammu.
As per statement issued here, he questioned the inability of the Power Development Department to ensure round the clock electricity to the people in Jammu region.
“They are charging huge bills to the people and the poor are made to suffer in the winter seasons. The ineffectiveness of the PDD officials and field staff can be gauged from the fact that they roam in the streets and disconnect connections but the department has completely collapsed in providing electricity,” he said.
“This is happening because there is no elected Government and no one is listening to the people in general,” he said and demanded that elections must be held as early as possible in JK to restore the lost confidence of the people.
Seeking intervention of the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, he said that the Govt must act against the PDD officials for their failure in providing electricity.
Meanwhile, provincial secretary of AP, Dr Rohit Gupta expressed concern over the poor pace of developmental activities in rural and remote areas of JK.
He said, “The authorities are concerned about development in city areas, and there is hardly any step taken to develop rural and remote areas with regard to infrastructure, up-gradation of health care facilities, and improvement in education system and exploring of tourist destinations.”
Meanwhile, other participants also spoke on various issues and demanded that the Government must hold assembly elections in JK.
Prominent including provincial secretary, Aslam Malik, state president Apni Trade Union, Ajaz Kazmi, Ex-MLA and district president, Kathua, Prem Lal, district president Rural (A), Pushp Dev Uppal, district president Udhampur, Hans Raj Dogra, district president, Kishtwar, Mohinder Singh Parihar, district president (Kandi) Bani-Basohli, Yasar Choudhary, state vice president, Youth Wing, Raqeeq Ahmed Khan, provincial president, Apni Trade Union, Raj Kumar, ST Wing provincial president, Jammu, Choudhary Shabir Kohli, Youth Wing provincial president, Jammu, Vipul Bali and others.



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