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Erratic electricity supply, sleepless residents protest


Erratic electricity supply, sleepless residents protest

Abohar, June 9

Residents of Ward-24 (Nai Abadi) staged a protest against Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) as transformer at Street-4 got damaged on Saturday night and another at Street-5 also went non-functional when additional supply was diverted through it.

The PSPCL had claimed to have upgraded power supply system in the past few months with a cost of Rs 24.5 crore through private contractors who were reportedly based in Muktsar and were assigned the job by the previous government in 2016.

Residents said there had been frequent tripping due to poor maintenance work. Social activist Ashok Garg and some other consumers claimed that contractors had used sub-standard cables that did not match the specifications. There were many instances when the cable got melted resulting in damage to electrical appliances in many houses. As consumers brought the Saturday night incident to the notice of the higher authorities, Sub-Divisional Engineer Baldev Singh visited the affected area and pacified the protesters. — OC

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