Unscheduled power cuts leaves distress among residents

Unscheduled power cuts leaves distress among residents
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In the past few weeks, the unscheduled power cuts which have been lasting for hours has left the citizens disturbed As per the residents, the outages have not only become longer but also more frequent

BENGALURU: In the past few weeks, the unscheduled power cuts which have been lasting for hours has left the citizens disturbed. As per the residents, the outages have not only become longer but also more frequent.

On Tuesday the data that is available with Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom) has shown more than 20 instances of unscheduled power cuts which were recorded across the city till 5.30 PM.

A resident of Jayanagar has said that, “Instead of regular load-shedding at scheduled times, power outages are now more frequent and unannounced. The Bescom helpline is also not reachable at times, which throws everyone’s plans into disarray. Sometimes, we experience power cuts early in the morning when people are getting ready to go to office.”

Areas such as, Jayanagar, Iblur, Jakkasandra, Ejipura, Thanisandra, ITI Layout and Basavanapura have experienced the power cuts that lasted from 45 minutes to one hour on Tuesday.

“On Monday, I didn’t have power for almost an hour after I reached home in the evening. This is only the latest in a long line of unscheduled power cuts seen through the day,” complained Neha Shah, a resident of Ejipura.

Officials of the BESCOM have maintained that due to adequate power generation, no load-shedding is being carried out in Bengaluru, and all the sporadic and unscheduled power outages are caused by “failures in the power transmission or distribution network”.

The chief general manager (operations), Bescom, Venkatesh Kumar has said that, “As of now, no load-shedding is being done anywhere in Bengaluru. All power cuts residents are experiencing are unscheduled which last only for a few hours and are caused due to disturbances in power supply and failure in the power transmission/distribution network. We have sufficient power generation to meet the demand and there is no deficit right now.”

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