Srinagar, Nov 19: The Kashmir Traders Alliance (KTA) has raised serious concerns about the prevalent unscheduled power cuts in the region, citing detrimental impacts on residents and businesses alike.
Aijaz Shahdhar, the President of KTA, expressed dismay over the situation, emphasizing that despite assurances of uninterrupted power supply, the ground reality in Kashmir tells a different story. As winter sets in, the Valley is grappling with prolonged and unscheduled power disruptions.
“Life in the Kashmir valley has further degraded due to the exceedingly bad power supply,” remarked Shahdhar in a statement. He highlighted the erratic nature of power availability, with low voltage fluctuations and prolonged outages dominating daily life.
Shahdhar underscored the adverse effects on the business community, particularly merchants, who face operational challenges amid the unreliable power supply. He criticized the explanation that higher demand surpasses the available supply, urging the administration to take immediate steps to address the issue.
“The only absurd argument we hear is that there is a greater demand for power than there is supply, so why cannot they increase supply,” questioned Shahdhar, urging authorities to enhance power supplies to meet the needs of the residents and businesses.
The KTA’s call for urgent action reflects the growing frustration among the people of Kashmir, who are grappling with the impact of inconsistent power supply on their daily lives and livelihoods. The alliance emphasizes the need for swift measures to alleviate the hardships caused by the unscheduled power cuts in Kashmir.