October 25, 2021, 9:55 am
The month of Ashwin is almost over and people are burning in the heat where winter is supposed to fall. In the meanwhile, the load shedding of rural electricity has increased. People of Kamalganj upazila of Moulvibazar are living in misery due to extreme heat and load shedding. There is no electricity for four to five hours every day. In the morning, noon, afternoon, evening, 1 am and a couple of hours after the power goes out in the area. Thus, load shedding is going on in different areas of the upazila. Many areas do not have electricity at dawn. Even though the electricity came in the evening, it went off again after a while. Also people in different areas are restless due to frequent load shedding.
Shahid Ali of Patanushar Union said, “We are living in Japan with great difficulty due to load shedding of electricity.” When I go home after working all day, the electricity comes and goes. There is no electricity for five to six hours every day.
Samchu Mia of Nainarpar Bazar said, “We are suffering due to load shedding.” Small traders like me have to close their shops and go home as soon as the power goes out in the evening. Because people do not come to the market in extreme heat.
Talking to the parents of different students of the upazila, they said, “Every evening, there is no electricity and our children are suffering due to reading and writing.” Due to Corona, the students do not pay attention to their studies.
In this regard, DGM of Kamalganj zonal office of Moulvibazar Pallibidyut Samiti Golam Faruk Mir said that this problem is due to the breakdown of a power station in Sylhet divisional office. The problem will be solved in a day or two.