Monday, February 26, 2007

Weekend woes: Several City areas grope in dark

Weekend woes: Several City areas grope in dark
Deccan herald

Several areas in south-eastern part of the City, on Sunday, plunged into darkness even after the power cut time, as Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) failed to complete the “system improvement” work on time.

Several areas in south-eastern part of the City, on Sunday, plunged into darkness even after the power cut time, as Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) failed to complete the “system improvement” work on time.

There was no power supply in several areas, particularly M G Road, Brigade Road, Indiranagar, Ulsoor, Cox Town and Frazer Town, till 10 pm.

Earlier, the BESCOM had announced that it was taking up “system improvement” work at its 66/11 KV Kadubesanahalli station between 10 am and 6 pm.

“The work at the station could not be completed on time as the main transmission line developed technical snag. As a result, nearly six stations in the City developed problem and all areas fed through them suffered darkness,” Executive Engineer Suresh Babu told Deccan Herald.

The six stations are: B Street station, M G Road, H A L, K C Valley, Amarajyothi and Leela stations. Though power was supplied in the morning in all areas where disruption was announced through alternative source, it could not be done in the evening due to system failure, he added.

We are ready to cooperate with the BESCOM if it finds it difficult to complete the maintenance work on time. But not responding to the call from the consumers will put the people into hardships”, said Mr Vishwam, a retired employee of Reserve Bank of India residing at Basavanagar off Airport Road.

“There should be someone to answer the call when the BESCOM provide 24-hour telephone response systems. Not a single call has been received by the BESCOM on Sunday,” complained Mr Vaidyanathan, a resident of Thippasandra.

1 Comments:

At Monday, February 26, 2007 at 6:40:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Kumar said...

These BESCOM fuckers should inform the people when power cuts are on. Now, there is no supply in Kammanahalli. I don't know when it will be restored.

Is Kammanahalli a village or a place in the city?

 

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