As temperatures reach 45 degrees in Jammu city, long power cuts have added to the problems of the locals. The residents of Nanak Nagar today came out on the city streets to complain about the power cuts and water supply shortage.
“It’s been 4 days since we don’t have water from our supply connections. We have to walk miles to get it from tubewell. Electricity isn’t being provided. Since 1 week power cuts are happening. If living in a city in the 21st century has so much struggles, I don’t know where our Administration is sleeping!” said a resident
“Our kids are crying. We don’t have water to bath. Long power cuts have become worse. As we move towards stabiliser to increase voltage, light goes off. Department demands bill amount on time. Whom should we charge now?” added another
The residents further added that some of their family members in isolation are disturbed by the summer heat. They have patients in their house who cannot resist electricity cuts.
“I called the helpline numbers by the PDD to complain. As usual they didn’t work. We have covid isolated and heart patients at home who cannot resist this heat. They are almost dying. How long will the inverter work? Department gives excuses about wiring. Is summer season perfect for wiring? Cold water and electricity are basic needs of summer and our Government has failed to provide us both the facilities.” they said
Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
Persons with negative report exempted from testing at Lakhanpur
District administration Kathua has ordered exemption from covid testing of persons having negative RTPCR report at Lakhanpur.
“As per communication received from Divisional Commissioner Jammu, it is hereby ordered that all passengers entering J&K carrying the covid RT-PCR negative report for the test conducted during the last 48 hours may be allowed hassle free movement without subsequent testing at Lakhanpur as well as railway station, Kathua,” reads the order issued by District Magistrate Kathua and Chairman DDMA, Rahul Yadav.
Yadav told Greater Kashmir that people with covid negative report of not more than 48 hours, will be allowed to enter into J&K through Lakhanpur without them being subjected to subsequent covid testing.
Today, 6500 people were tested for covid19 on their entry at Lakhanpur, he informed.
Portion of bridge washed away due to heavy rain
A big portion the bridge over Pai Nallah on Simbal Choa – Dera Baba road was damaged due to heavy rainfall, following which vehicular traffic on the road was closed.
One side of the bridge at village Bhabar, about 20 km from Reasi, has caved in. This bridge connects Dera Baba Banda Bahadur with Reasi.
According to Bodh Raj, former Sarpanch of the area, closure of the bridge because of damage has caused immense problem for the locals. “Condition of the roads from Simbal Chuha to Dera Baba Banda Bahadur and from Bhabar to Kundra is very dilapidated. The road from Bhabar to Kundra is in bad condition. Five kilometers of road is in bad condition which needs proper attention from the administration, he added.
People of the area have to the District Administration and DDC Chairperson to look after the matter and got the damaged part of the bridge repaired at the earliest so that vehicular movement is restored as early as possible.
DC Jammu issues new timings for opening shops
District Magistrate Jammu Anshul Garg has issued guidelines for opening of Shops/ Establishment in district.
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