Srinagar: Residents of Firdous Abad, Batamaloo area of Srinagar blocked a road while protesting against Power Development Department for not replacing a damaged transformer.
“Around eighty households are on this lone transformer. And naturally, it gets damaged too often. We demand two transformers instead of one so that we may not face such problems in the future,” said a local.
The protestors alleged that this year eight transformers got damaged in the area and the authorities have denied the locality an additional one to balance the load despite taking money from the households to replace the damaged ones. This particular transformer is located in one of the sub-lanes of Lane 9 of Firdous Abad.