GANDEBRAL: The authorities in Ganderbal have imposed a blanket ban on the sale, storage, possession and use of electric appliances in the district.
An order in this regard has been issued by District Magistrate Ganderbal Shyambir.
The order reads, “In view of the fast approaching winter season and to avoid any collateral damages to Electric supply (Transmission Lines/ Transformers) due to heavy load on transmission system by use of heavy heating appliances which are not permissible”.
“It has been apprehended that non-judicious use of Electric Appliances such as Blowers. Heaters, Radiators etc may cause damages to transmission lines due to heat y load resulting in disturbance in the hassle-free power supply”, the order reads.
Whereas, by using of above mentioned electric appliances there is every apprehension of short circuits, which ultimately resulting fire incidents during the winter season due to which loss of life and property, the order reads.
Therefore in order to provide hassle-free electric supply to consumers as well as Goss Offices & Hospitals of District Ganderbal and to avoid unscheduled power cuts thereby causing inconvenience to the general public and disruption of services of emergent nature & particularly patient-care, the order reads.
“I Shyambir IAS District Magistrate Ganderbal in the exercise of powers vested in me by virtue of Section 144 CrPC of 1973 hereby impose a blanket ban on the storage, sale, possession, and use of heavy Heating Appliances such as Blowers, Heaters, Radiators etc within the territorial jurisdiction of District Ganderbal with immediate effect. Any violation of this order shall attract punitive action as warranted under relevant laws”, reads the order.