Jammu division reeling under Severe Power Crisis, CM Omar Teasing them by posting pictures of Valley Temperature

With mercury soaring dizzy heights the denizens of  Jammu division reeling under acute power scarcity are asking only one question jammu summerthese days. What is our PDD minister and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah doing about power crisis and how soon the situation is going to be resolved?

Till date the Chief Minister has escaped public scrutiny but with each passing day anger is brewing among the local residents about the callous attitude of the PDD as regards supplying uninterrupted power supply across metered  and unmetered areas of Jammu.

The situation is even worse in far off district headquarters of Jammu division  and border areas as the PDD is shamelessly resorting to long power cuts to strike the balance amid growing demand in urban centres.

The only solace for people living in these hilly areas is that they are not facing the fury of  Weather Gods  as the people of Jammu are subjected to.

In the past couple of days several residential areas have gone without power for as long as 48 hours due to malfunctioning transformers, breakdown of power lines or some other major fault due to over loading of power infrastructure  but  in most of the cases the ‘efficient’ and ‘omnipresent’ power engineers were either found reviewing the power crisis on only ‘drawing boards ‘or were enjoying afternoon siesta in the air conditioned rooms of their houses.
The ill equipped daily wagers, in the absence of clear cut instructions and lack of resources to carry out the repair work were not utilised judiciously adding to the power woes of local residents.

Across these areas local residents were forced to come on the streets and in some cases they even locked down officials of the PDD inside their office chambers to give vent to their ire but  failed to get uninterrupted power supply in peak summers to cool their nerves.

Few days ago Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has shared his frustration on the micro blogging site by writing, “Some of us do have a life & responsibilities beyond the IPL but you’d think the world has come to a halt to let the IPL circus continue”. omar-twitterGoing by this admission of Chief Minister even after knowing well the current power situation and the percentage supply the Power Minister  has done little enough to sooth the nerves of local residents. In contrast he is busy teasing power hungry residents of Jammu with  pictures of  temperature ratings from inside his luxury car.

Pic Shared by Omar on Twitter
Pic  Shared by Omar on Twitter

Ironically, during the peak winters the same Chief Minister, who never shies away from patting his own back,  was seen camping in Srinagar on most of the occasions to restore power lines and directed the authorities to work over time to restore snapped power lines. In case of Jammu division the same Chief Minister is yet to experience  the severity of pain of residents of Jammu division.

He is yet to come to their rescue and give an assurance of  uninterrupted power supply to beat the intense heat wave conditions. No one is sure whether the Chief Minister would understand that there is life and responsibilities beyond raising the demand of revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

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