Jammu & Kashmir

Electricity snapped in Srinagar areas as residents object to smart meters installation

PDD workers repairing a power transformer. [File Photo]

Srinagar: The residents of Gadood Bagh and its adjacent areas in Habba Kadal area of Srinagar have been forced to reel under darkness since yesterday after authorities snapped electricity for objecting to the installation of smart meters in the area.

Locals told the news agency Kashmir News Observer they held a protest yesterday after authorities reached the area to install smart meters.

They said, however, after objection and protest by the people, electricity to their houses was snapped at around 02:00 pm. “Since then we have not received electricity. This is sheer highhandedness on part of the authorities,” they said.

Meanwhile, Chief Engineer Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL), Javed Yousuf Dar told the news agency that the electricity has been snapped as residents objected to the installation of smart meters.

“The order in this regard has been received from top officials,” he said.

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