In any words it would be called a clear cut case of discrimination with Jammu that is forced to witness power shutdown even during a pandemic where oxygen supply of patients should be maintained.
However authorities in Jammu who seems to be insensitive to the fact that there are many people using oxygen concentrators at home just to survive, have planned another power shutdown.
Interestingly Power Distribution Corporation Limited in Kashmir decided to not go ahead with the scheduled power cuts in the wake of present situation. This gave a sigh of relief to the people especially the patients using oxygen therapy in the valley.
Chief Engineer (Distribution) Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) Aijaz Ahmad Dar said “During the corona lockdown we have withdrawn the curtailment schedule for the majority of the areas. Only 10 percent of the receiving stations in Kashmir are witnessing a strain due to which in some areas of north Kashmir the curtailment schedule is still implemented,” he said.
Shockingly Chief Engineer (Distribution) Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited (JPDCL) through an official statement has informed “that to carry out various development works, the power supply to Pargwal, Channi Tanna, Rajpura, Bhalwal Bharat, Dhalwal Miulu, Hamipurkona, BSF, Dumu, Thathi, Dhummi, Sobka, Sua No. 1 and adjoining areas shall remain affected on May 21 from 10 am to 3 pm”.
“Similarly, the power supply to areas fed from Babliana R/Stn shall remain affected on May 21 from 9.30 am to 10.30 am. Likewise, the power supply to areas fed from Seora R/Stn shall remain affected on May 21 from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm” it said.
Power supply to Kullian, Simbal, Badyal, Katyal, Abdullian, Rangpur, and adjoining areas shall remain affected on May 21 from 10 am to 2 pm.
This is at the time when people of Jammu are putting their faith in Lt Governor who had assured that every effort would be taken to ensure that lives are saved in the UT.