BOONI: About half of Booni started receiving electricity from the micro hydel power station established by the Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) at Dumadumi on Wednesday.
The power-starved residents of Booni expressed happiness and thanked Shahzada Masoodul Mulk, Chief Executive Officer of SRSP, for setting up the powerhouse to resolve the power crisis which Booni and other parts of upper Chitral have been enduring since the destruction of the Reshun powerhouse in the July 2015 floods.
Talking to ChitralToday correspondent in Booni, Tehreek Huqooq leader Shujauddin Lal said the residents of Booni were thankful to the SRSP chief for completing the powerhouse to end the power crisis in the area.
Work on the powerhouse was started in early 2015 but due to different reasons the project could not be completed on time.
Due to a shortage of water, the powerhouse is currently generating about 250 kilowatts which is being supplied via seven out of the total 15 transformers to areas from Krui Junali to Booni Lasht. The powerhouse will start generating at its full capacity very soon.
The other areas of Booni would also start receiving electricity from the powerhouse within a few days, he added.