Water yet to reach RTPS

Water yet to reach RTPS

Power generation at its full capacity is yet to resume at the Raichur Thermal Power Station (RTPS) as water from the Narayanapura reservoir has not reached Shaktinagar yet.

The situation is expected to worsen, as water is likely to reach the power station only by Saturday afternoon.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, RTPS executive engineer Nagaraj attributed the delay to huge pits dug along the course of the water are obstructing the flow of the water. The number of such pits, created due to illegal sand mining, is more than the number estimated by the district administration.

The level of power generation at RTPS on Thursday remained the same as Wednesday, with only four units generating 15 mu. Sources in the RTPS said if the water does not reach RTPS by this weekend, there would be serious implications on the supply of power to the State.

By Thursday evening, the water from Narayanapura reservoir had reached Devadurga taluk and it still has many miles to cover.

RTPS executive director T Bhaskar said until 2,500 cusecs of water reaches RTPS, power generation cannot be resumed.

Meanwhile, unscheduled power cuts continued to haunt some of the areas of Bangalore City.

Residents complained about repeated power disruptions during the day, even though it was for short durations. When questioned about the same, Bescom officials reiterated that such power cuts were only due to technical snags.

A senior official from Bescom said as the City was receiving short spells of showers in the past two days, the power cuts were due to the damages caused to electricity lines. “We are addressing such complaints as and when they come, and are making sure that people don’t face much problems,” he said.

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