SRINAGAR, Nov 8: Expressing serious concern over the damages caused to Lissar Power Grid Station due to recent snowfall leaving Kokernag, Verinag and other adjoining areas without electricity, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president, GA Mir has urged upon the Governor’s Administration to restore the Grid Station without any further loss of time.
While interacting with the local delegations, who called on him at Verinag today, Mir said that gw would take up the issue with the concerned authorities.
The delegations apprised the PCC chief about the problems confronting people of Verinag, Kokernag and other adjoining areas in absence of electricity. They also apprised him about the anguish among the students preparing for different exams, who are not able to study in absence of the electricity.
They also sought adequate compensation to the Orchardists in South Kashmir and elsewhere, who have suffered heavily due to the recent snowfall.
Expressing serious concern over the problems confronting people in Veerinag and Kokernag areas, Mir blamed the Divisional Administration for failing to make Lissar Grid Stations functional, saying that few inches of snow have exposed the preparedness of the Govt.
Mir emphasized that there was an immediate need to restore the Grid Station to ensure that common people as well as students do not suffer on account of electricity, urging upon the Divisional Administration to gear up, making PDD accountable and answerable for failing to address the concern of the people, besides ensuring that Lissar Grid Station is restored forthwith, he said and urged that adequate compensation to orchardists in South Kashmir and elsewhere, after assessing the losses, be ensured, at the earliest.