26-Sep-2023  Srinagar booked.net


Kashmir’s Power Supply Cut By 25 Percent



Srinagar: A 25 percent sudden cut in the power supply has been reported in Kashmir valley triggering a “temporary power deficit in the region,” officials said.

Officials’ privy to the development said that the JK’s power supply has been cut by 25 percent without “any clear reasons.”

Kashmir region, as per official sources will face the brunt of the power shortage given the soaring temperatures in Jammu, where the power department is resorting to minimum possible cuts.

Sources while divulging the details said that presently, there is a deficit of nearly 25 percent in electricity supply from the centre.

“This has triggered a temporary power crisis in J&K,” they said, adding that there was no clarity as to what led to the power availability issue, but it seems that such a situation would continue for some time.

“The deficit of 20-25 % electricity has forced the KPDCL as well as the JPDCL to go for the power cuts,” sources said, adding that power cuts are less in Jammu compared to Kashmir.

“Kashmir can bear given the low temperatures. In Jammu, there is a heat wave, so cuts are less there,” an official source, disclosed.