SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Trade Alliance (KTA) voiced its strong discontent with the worsening power supply situation in Kashmir, asserting that it is causing significant inconvenience and disruption as the prolonged hours of load shedding are hampering economic activities and impacting the lives of common people across the region.
In a press statement issued to press, Aijaz Shahdhar, President of KTA, expressed concern over the ongoing power crisis. “Despite the assurances made by the power department that an additional 500 MW of electricity supply would be purchased from the northern grid, Kashmir continues to grapple with unscheduled power cuts that are creating chaos in the daily lives of its residents.”
One of the most pressing issues in current situation is the apparent disregard for the curtailment schedule announced by Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL),” reads the statement.
It further states, “This inconsistency in adhering to the schedule has had a direct and adverse impact on various sectors, including industries, the business community, general trade, manufacturing, and the burgeoning e-commerce sector in Kashmir.”
The government must take proactive steps to address the issue of unscheduled power cuts. These power outages are exacting a heavy toll on all aspects of life in Kashmir, not only affecting businesses but also causing disruptions in homes and daily routines,” Shahdhar emphasised.