Palampur, June 9
Residents of the Sidhpur area of Palampur subdivision today lodged a protest over the power failure in their villages for the past three days. Villagers said it was difficult to stay without power supply in the scorching heat.
Shukantla Devi, pradhan, Sidhpur Sarkari panchyat, said despite repeated requests to the HPSEB authorities, the power supply had not been restored and residents were forced to spend their nights in the open due to high temperatures at this time of the season.
She said power failure in the area had become a routine affair and HPSEB officers were not redressing their problem. She said students were forced to discontinue their online studies in the absence of power supply.
She said junior engineer of the HPSEB had assured three days ago that power supply would be restored by evening, saying there was some fault in the transformer. However, even after 72 hours, the power supply was not restored, she said.
A number of villagers said they had also been without water for the last two days as they could not lift the water to their water tanks installed on the roofs.
Subdivisional Officer, HPSEB, Bindravan said a snag had developed in the transmission lines and repair work was underway.
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