Kunduz residents rile against power outages, low voltage
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A number of residents of northeastern Kunduz province on Sunday complained of electricity load-shedding and low voltage during the holy month of Ramadan.
A provincial council member, Amaruddin Wali, told Pajhwok Afghan News residential buildings were provided electricity for extra hours during the holy month, but it was useless due to low voltage.
“The reason for low voltage is that the Breshn Shirkat (power utility) supplies more power to ice factories during Ramadan,” he added.
Although the twin issues of low voltage and load-shedding had been shared with the Breshna Shirkat, no corrective steps had been taken so far, the public representative lamented.
He asked the power utility to resolve the problems as people were in urgent need of the service during Ramadan.
Ajmal, a resident of Sar Dawra area, said: “Our electricity voltage has been low and load-shedding is more frequent over the past several days. The problem has worsened in Ramadan.”
As people suffered due to the hot weather, the Breshna Shirkat had enhancedelectricity supply to ice factories, the resident noted. Ordinary consumers had access to a few hours of unstable power supply, he said.
Anwar Nawabi, the Breshna Shirkat’s acting head for Kunduz, confirmed low voltage and load-shedding. Distributing electricity to ice companies was a periodical issue, he explained.
However, he accused the factories of violating rules despite being warned several times.Kunduz is supplied the electricity imported from Tajikistan. Beside Kunduz City, Imam Sahib, Khanabad and Chahardara districts also use the imported facility.
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