Chandigarh faces 3-hour-long disrupted power supply, residents fume
Chandigarh on Wednesday witnessed over three-hour long power outages in many parts due to instant faults in two supply lines.
The electricity supply went out around 10.30 am and was restored only around 2 pm in certain parts. The areas that faced problems include Sectors 17, 18 C, 19, 20 C, 21, 22, 33, Kaimbwala, among others.
Chief Engineer, CB Ojha, said, “There was an instant fault in both the supply lines due to which residents suffered those pesky power cuts. Power has been restored in one of the two lines and electricians are working on the second one. The power demand in Chandigarh had gone to 400 MW, which is lower than the previous year. While the average demand remained around 350 MW in peak summer, the supply to the UT last year was 424 MW. The reason behind the reduction in power demand is early monsoon.”
The impact of power cut was visible at UT Secretariat, Chandigarh Police headquarters, Punjab Police headquarters, Chandigarh Housing Board, DC office, MC office, etc.
Kanika, resident of Sector 22 said, “From morning, the short power cuts were troubling us. As the festive season is
around, we are unable to complete our household chores and visit markets for the shopping”.
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