City to face power cuts for a few more days, CESC officials

Maintenance of 125 feeders taken up as part of routine exercise

Mysore city will continue to suffer from day-long power cuts for another few weeks due to maintenance work at all the city feeders. However, there is no shortage of power as of  now confirmed Cesc officials.

The day-long power cuts from the past one week has caused inconvenience to the city dwellers. In order to avoid any kind of electricity mishaps during the load shedding hours, and other factors, the Chamundeshawri Electricity Supply Corporation (Cesc) has taken up a massive maintenance drive of its 125 power feeders situated in 65 wards.

D Kiran, Managing Director, Cesc, told Deccan Herald that during the drive, repair works of all the defunct and poor performing feeders in the city will be taken up. He said that maintenance and repair of each feeder takes at least one day, and power will be disrupted in that respective area on the day. 

Along with feeder maintenance, trees and others objects coming in contact with live electric wire too are being chopped off, while cables are being replaced, he added.Last year, due to incessant rains Cesc had to bear the brunt. It incurred losses worth crores of rupees, as hundreds of electric poles were brought down during the rains. 

“The drive will help to curtail such damages and provide better services to end users in coming days,” added Kiran. Feeders will be maintenance free for nearly 7-8 months.No power shortage.

Kiran added that so far, there was ample supply of power to the region. Even industries are being supplied with uninterrupted power supply, thanks to bountiful rains in the State. Mysore city requires 950 MW electricity per day. “Power cuts may become inevitable, if shortage of electricity from various sources decreases,” he stated.

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