Damaged power station deprives 20000 households of electricity

Gul Hamad Farooqi

Chitral—Despite making tall claims of spend-ing billions of rupees on power and energy de-velopment projects in the country, so far nether federal government nor provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has paid any attention to the reconstruction of Reshan hydro-electric power house of 4.2 Megawatt which was de-stroyed during the last year floods in district Chitral.
Local people of Reshan said that they have been living without electricity since the power house was damaged in the floods.
They said that the 4.2 megawatts power house would provide electricity to 20,000 houses of the area and contribute Rs. 5 million to the na-tional exchequer every month.
The floods had washed away building and ma-chinery of the power house, they said adding the staff working in the power station had been staying at home since then.
The local people demanded of the government to reconstruct the power house in order to re-store electricity supply to the area.
One of the residents told this scribe “we don’t care for the losses the floods have inflicted on us. We are worried about the electricity as many household activities including children’s education have been badly affected by power suspension to the area.

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