Live electric wires on wooden poles, trees posing risk to public

Live electric wires of PDD hanging on a wooden pole in Mendhar area.
Live electric wires of PDD hanging on a wooden pole in Mendhar area.

Excelsior Correspondent

MENDHAR, May 15: Apprehending insecurity in the locality, the residents of Dana Shastar area of Pathana Teer village today expressed serious concern over hanging of electricity wires with wooden poles and trees in the areas and said that concerned Power Development Department (PDD) is least concerned over safety concerns of people of Mendhar Sub division of district Poonch.
Accusing the PDD Mendhar Sub Division of putting the lives of residents in danger by not aligning the electricity transmission lines on the electric poles, the locals of Dana Shastar, Jaan Mohammad, Ajaz Kohli , Javid Choudary and others said that the wires let to hang upon wooden poles which can make people prone to electrocution during rainy days.
“The department has failed to install the electric poles and the transmission lines can be seen hanging from the wooden poles,” the residents said, adding the transmission lines were lying very low to the ground thus posing a severe danger to the lives of people of the area,” they said.
Local resident made repeated requests to the PDD officials seeking alignment of transmission lines on the electric poles but they alleged that their pleas have fallen to deaf ears till date. The residents also complained that the electric wires were broken at various places in the Pathana Teer villages.
“We appeal the Governor to intervene and issue orders to PDD to install new poles lying at PDD stations in the area, so that the people may feel safe and secure, said a local resident.