SAS Nagar residents face heat of 12-hour power cuts

  • Aman Dixit, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jun 08, 2014 10:49 IST

People staying in the periphery of the district are facing unscheduled power cuts extending up to 12 hours. Though the electricity department had officially announced a power shut down for five hours on Saturday from 9am to 2pm, the power supply did not resume till evening.

The areas, including Nayagaon, Kansal, Mullanpur and Majri in the district are facing the major power cuts.

Residents are irked due to these unscheduled power cuts that extend to more than ten hours.

Residents of Naya Goan said they spent their night without the power supply on Friday with the maximum temperature touching to 44°C.

A local resident Manjeet Singh said, “The power cut continued from Friday night till Saturday evening. I kept calling the numbers that were available for complaint, but did not get any response.”

He added due to the power cuts, they were also facing problem of storing water in the water tanks.

“I re a d in the newspaper t hat there’ ll be a power cut for five hours on Saturday but t he p ower s upply was s hut down from Friday night and did not resume till Saturday evening. The power cuts of more than 12 hours will make summers miserable,” said Rohit Rana, another resident of Naya Goan.

Shabd Dyal Turka, staying at Tribune colony in Kansal and a native of Haryana said, “I’m staying here from t he past two years and the power cuts were nor mal in the area, but now the power cuts of more than ten hours will make life hell as the temperature is touching 45°C.”

Meanwhile, s uper i nt e nding engineer HS Boparai said the power shut down of five hours on Saturday was due to work in progress at Kharar for extending the capacity of electricity plant.

They have provided a 24-hour helpline number (9646115973) for the public complaint for the SAS Nagar divisions.

“We are doing all possible efforts to avoid power cuts in summers,” he added.

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