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Posted at: Jun 14, 2019, 8:46 AM; last updated: Jun 14, 2019, 8:46 AM (IST)

Villagers block highway over power cut

Villagers block highway over power cut
Residents of villages in Adampur block the Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur highway over no power supply for two days. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 13

The residents of Kathar, Dhehpur, Koopur, Masanian, Deyantpur, Chakhiara and Gharial villages falling in Adampur constituency today held a protest and blocked Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur highway after the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) officials failed to restore power supply at villages for more than 48 hours.

The irate mob raised slogans against the state government and blocked the highway for over half an hour this evening.

Protesters said they had been reeling under hot climate without power for two days.

They said they had repeatedly called the PSPCL officials but were being told that the storm, that hit two days ago, had lead to the destruction of wires and it was taking time to get requisition for new set up and its installation.

The dharna was lifted after PSPCL SDO reached the spot and assured the residents of a quick relief.

Mandeep Singh, a resident of Kathar, said the power supply got restored after the dharna was lifted, only to get snapped again littlelater.

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