Jammu & Kashmir

Proposal for hike in power tariff: Traders says Admin must focus on ensuring better supply

A PDD employee repairs high-voltage power line on a snowy day in Srinagar. Heavy snowfall in the valley often leads to frequent faults in the electrical system. [FPK photo\ Muzamil Bashir]

Srinagar: As the power development department has proposed a hike in power tariff, the traders on Thursday said that rather than exercise, the department must focus on ensuring better electricity supply to the consumers.

The head of the trade bodies in Kashmir have appealed to people to file suggestions and recommendations on the website with regard to the hike in power tariff.

Muhammad Yaseen Khan, head of Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), said that there is a need to improve the electricity supply. “In the holy month of Ramadan, people witnessed erratic power supply, which I have never seen before. First and the foremost priority are to ensure better supply to the people,” he said.

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