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Power cuts hit city

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Bescom says the situation is under control


Bescom blames cable fault near Rajajinagar

RTPS unit develops snag, stops generation


Bangalore: Residents of several areas in the city continue to reel under power cuts on Wednesday. This was in addition to the two-hour load shedding being imposed for the past few days.

Several areas, including Infantry Road, Banashankari III Stage, Yelahanka, Girinagar, Jayanagar, Rajajinagar and Malleswaram were among those that faced power cuts.

Sources in Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. (KPCL) said that one of the seven units in Raichur Thermal Power Station had developed a snag. The unit was shut down on Saturday and authorities had been working on solving the problem.

Meanwhile, the generating unit at Bellary Thermal Power Station had been running at full capacity for the past two days, sources added.

A resident of Banashankari III stage claimed that power supply was erratic at best. “Every hour, there was no supply for at least 10 minutes. There was no power supply for over two hours in the morning,” he said.

Deepthy Chandrashekhar, teacher and resident of Girinagar, said that there was no power supply for more than four hours on Wednesday.

“The power supply is poor, especially during the evening. If there was a schedule, at least we can adjust our routine accordingly,” she said.

Even in the face of irregular and intermittent supply, Tushar Giri Nath, managing director, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom), maintained that the power situation was “under control”.

“The situation is much better than it was yesterday. There are some problems in areas near Rajajinagar. Due to road-widening works, a cable has snapped and we are repairing it,” he said.

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