Valley News Desk

Umar Raina

Ganderbal, Nov 4, KNT: Power Development Department Wednesday launched a drive against illegal connections during which connections were snapped and heaters and boilers were seized in multiple villages of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

The drive was launched in Arhama and its adjoining villages under the supervision of a special team.

A PDD official told news agency KNT that the raids were conducted to minimize the illegal power load so that people can be given relief from unscheduled power curtailment.

“We seized a large number of illegal power appliances being used by the people which were putting extra load on power in the area,” the official said.

The sized appliances include heaters, water boilers, heating rods and other items.

“If people refrain from using such appliances illegally as well as from illegal hooking, they can get rid of unscheduled power curtailment,” the official told KNT adding that such drive will continue in future as well. (KNT)