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Residents demonstrate for power in Sylhet

Residents of part of Sylhet city blockaded the Sylhet-Tamabil highway for more than for an hour early Wednesday, demanding immediate resumption of the power supply.

Several hundred people in the Islampur put up barricades on the highway at about 12:30 to protest against the delay of the electrical transformer, which went Monday evening out of service to replace.

Excited people fire on old tires during the demanding immediate measures resume power supply blockade and chanted slogans to the area, set, said local.

The protesters said that she would go not home to resumption of the power supply to their area, said Abul Miah, a resident of Shyamali residential area in Islampur.

Ehsan Ahmed, President of the social welfare organization, said that she had asked officials of the power to fix the invalid electrical transformer and power back to the suffering of the people watching to reduce Ramadan Development Board repeatedly between Monday evening and Tuesday.

But he said the PDB authorities do not take to repair all the steps at all, or replace the transformer and power supply to Islampur, home to more than ten thousand people, to continue.

On Tuesday night in at 11:30 pm, a group of high-ranking peoples of the region visited the headquarters of rapid action battalion-9 and informed the officers of their suffering.

The RAB-9 authorities, in response to the local call requested the PDB authorities, to take an immediate initiative to Islampur the power supply again.

The native got angry as none of the PDB officials or employees to the area until Wednesday 12:30 went to repair or replace the transformer, which went out on Monday night and started block detection and the motorway, local sources said.

Informed about a team of Sylhet Metropolitan Shahparan thana police rushed to the site at around 1:30 am to convinced the protesters to raise the barricade on the highway after assuring them that the power supply would be resumed Wednesday, said sources in the police.

PDB Sylhet Office Chief Engineer, Shahinul Islam Khan, on Wednesday afternoon said that they tried to complete repair of the transformer in a very short time.

“The ineffective transformer with a new replace not possible is as an acute lack of transformers in Sylhet is prevailing,” he added.

Source: newagebd.com

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