Halan village of Kulgam without power supply from five months, where is Raj Bhawan redressal mechanism?

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By:  Khubaib Malik

Kulgam: Halan Manzgam village of Kulgam is without power supply for the past five month’s because of damaged transformer in the area due to heavy snowfall. The residents said that they approached PDD officials who in turn asked them to collect rupees 200 from every household to get back repaired transformer.

Jamal-ud-Din Poswal told this reporter that in December 2018 Halan village transformer was damaged and was shifted with the help of villagers to the repairing centre of transformers at Kulgam. He said that despite villagers constantly coming to the Centre, the transformer has not reached back to the village. Imagine in the year 2019, an entire village has been plunged into darkness for five months with no attention from the State administration. A delegation of the villagers including Mir Muhammad Bokad, Sonaullah Wani, Noor Muhammad Poswal, Muhammad Hussain Bokad headed by Jamal-ud-Poswal said that they have tried their best to get back the transformer, but have not been successful. Appealing media to highlight their plight, they said that where is the redressal mechanism of Raj Bhawan as claimed by State Governor Satya Pal Malik. The villagers said that Raj Bhawan should get the feedback from the government especially from the far off villages and they will understand how State administration is functioning.

The villagers of Halan Manzgam have appealed Deputy Commissioner of Kulgam and concerned Executive Engineer of PDD to look into their plight and give orders to the concerned authorities to send the repaired transformer to the village so that their five month long darkness will end.

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