Unscheduled power cuts hit CB'pur district

Last Updated 22 March 2011, 17:35 IST

Residents in rural as well as in the urban areas are affected equally due to unscheduled power outage.

Prior notice about load shedding helps to be prepared with our work. However, the department recently has resorted to unscheduled power cut, the residents complain.

Members of Raitha Sangha had submitted a memorandum to Shobha Karandlaje, district In-charge minister, who visited the district, appealing to provide regular power supply.

Responding to the request, the minister said that there would not be any problem this summer as all the power supplying units were repaired. However, the problem still persists.
Farmers, Students and hoteliers are badly affected.

The power cut has badly hit the students, whose final exams are midway. It is taking a heavy toll on studies with students forced to burn midnight oils in the wake of power failure every now and then.

With the rise in mercury, the students tend to panic due to power cuts coupled with pressure of exam and its timely completion.

Students in Gauribidnur also staged a protest recently against the irregular supply.
Farming activities are also badly affected with the farmers forced to go to the farms during night to irrigate land.

Hoteliers are also suffering dip in business due to intermittent and unscheduled power supply.

(Published 22 March 2011, 17:35 IST)

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