Can't supply more than six hours of power, KPTCL tells HC

Can't supply more than six hours of power, KPTCL tells HC

During the hearing a contempt petition by G R Mohan, a City-based advocate, the power utilities submitted that it was not possible to supply six hours of three-phase power at a stretch. However, three hours of power was being supplied in the morning and three hours during the night.

Counsel for the power utilities, S Nagananda, said the State, keeping in mind the school and college examinations, had supplied six hours of single phase power. He also mentioned that the utilities were still maintaining the supply as directed by the court, even though the examinations were over.

He said the power utilities had done their best during summer and that the situation could worsen if there was delay in monsoon.

When the bench sought to know why the direction to supply six hours of three-phase power had not been implemented, the respondent said there was never such a direction. The direction was to supply additional two hours of power.

The division bench comprising Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice Arvind Kumar posted the matter to a regular bench. The petitioner though tried to file an affidavit regarding the mismanagement of the sector by the authorities, the bench directed him to file it during the regular hearing.

The petitioner, Mohan had moved the High Court against the power utilities following a violation of order dated March 23, 2010.

Earlier, the High Court had directed the State government to file details regarding the power supplied to the farmers. The State had submitted that nearly 22 hours of power was supplied to Bangalore City and 20 hours to other cities.

The  State had also mentioned that the technical snag in Raichur Thermal Power Station has reduced generation of about 500 MW of power per day.

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