Jammu, May 22: The heat wave coupled with electricity failure in Jammu has already turned these summers as one of the worst for the residents of the winter capital. The Power Development Department (PDD) in the earlier years used to stick to fixed time-tables for power cuts in a given area but this year it has seemed as if the power cuts are being forced at will of untrained people.
The power outages have become common even in the night hours leaving Jammuites sleepless. The fluctuation has been reason for heavy and unsustainable losses for the business community.
The constant cuts which stretch to over eight hours everyday have shown PDD’s preparation for extreme weather conditions and the summers have not yet hit their peak.
The secretariat has moved to Kashmir and a boiling Jammu is no politician’s concern. Not only this, due to sharp fluctuations, expensive electronic gadgets such as televisions, air conditioners, refrigerators, stabilizers can go bust.
No doubt the load rises as the summer hots up but this fact is known to anyone working at the PDD. They should put in place measures, that would minimise the misery of the residents. When paying the bills and associated fines are made to pay, why is not the PDD made to pay for its failures every summer?
According to a media report, 100 transformers have been damaged since the outset of this summer and PDD seemingly is not equipped to do anything to meet the demands of ACs and coolers.
Maybe it would do well for the PDD to know that lack of electricity in the night leads to sleepless people and sleepless people can get angry pretty quickly.