YARKHUN: People living in scores of villages and hooked to the Grovur Gol powerhouse have called upon the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) to help them replace the main supply lines.
At a meeting of the Cluster of Dizg, they said the 20-year-old powerhouse’s main lines have broken at many points.
In the narrow valley of Grovur where the powerhouse is located, the wires are frequently hit by falling stones from the mountains and broken, they said.
The powerhouse caters to over 500 houses in the villages of Phashk, Yukum, Mahting, Khruzg, Dizg and Istach.
The powerhouse was built with the support of the AKRSP and is managed by the local people.
The residents said they carry out the maintenance and repair of the powerhouse, including replacing the supply lines in the villages, but have no resources to replace the lines.
They called upon the authorities of the AKRSP to help them in getting the main lines replaced.
The villagers also said most of the wooden pylons had been replaced with steel poles provided by former MNA Shahzada Iftikharuddin in 2017 and the remaining poles also needed replacement.
The villagers said without getting the broken main lines replaced it was becoming difficult for them to fully utilize the facility and the consumers faced frequent outages even though there is surplus electricity available.