Srinagar: Residents of Tangpora In Srinagar city on Saturday held a protest demonstration against Power Development Department (PDD) over frequent power outages and what they claimed “unilateral hike in electricity tariff.”
Holding electricity bills in their hands, the locals chanted slogans against the PDD. They also alleged that the Department has failed to provide electricity even as per the schedule.
“In times of coronavirus when most people are finding it hard to make ends meet, the PDD has unilaterally increased power tariff to add to thier sufferings,” said a protestor it, adding, “How can we pay such inflated electricity bills?”
“The department has miserably failed to provide uninterrupted supply to Tangpora area,”
Another protestor asked,
“How can PDD increase tariff without taking consumers into confidence? First they should provide electricity as per schedule,” he added.