TRANS GOMTI areas suffered intermittent power cuts on Thursday due to fall in frequency and busting of underground cable in the area. The Butlar Palace area remained without power for five hours after the transformer went phut.
The areas of Gomti Nagar, Indira Nagar, Badshah Nagar , Mahanagar, Nishatganj faced power cuts to balance the frequency, which was dipping all the time.
Residents complained of voltage fluctuation in trans Gomti areas. A transformer near Akashvani developed technical snags in the evening and power supply was disrupted for more than three hours. Adding to the woes in the trans Gomti area, the cable supplying power to the area went out of action.
According to LESA authorities, load in trans Gomti areas increases tremendously with the increase in temperature, forcing the transformers to perform to its capacity. Officials said power supply in the affected areas would be normalised soon.
Proposal to improve power
A proposal on reforms to improve the power scenario was submitted to the managing director of the Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam here by the Rajya Vidyut Parishad Junior Engineers’ Sangathan of UP, on Thursday.
According to association publicity secretary Sanjay Sharma, the proposal includes both long and short-term measures that need to be taken to improve the power distribution system at LESA and KESA. He said the proposal was submitted on the basis of the desire expressed by UPPCL MD AK Khurana that efforts/suggestions to improve the power distribution system should come from within the department.
PCL staff dharna today
ON THE call of Vidyut Karamchari Sangharsh Samiti, the employees, junior engineers and senior officers of UPPCL will stage dharna and demonstration at the main gate of Anpara thermal power station on Friday to register their protest over privatisation of Anpara ‘C’ power project.
A meeting of the Sangharsh Samiti was held on Thursday where the members decided to continue their agitation against privatisation of the power station.
Raising concern over the time that would be taken by the private company to complete the project and power tariff, the Samiti urged Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and Energy Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav to interfere in the issue.
The Samiti members Shailendra Dubey, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, SB Singh, Chandra Prakash Awasthi, Girish Pandey and RS Rai said a government agency could complete the project 14 months before the time given by the private company and consumers would get power at cheaper rate.
Dubey said hasty decision on privatisation would hurt people’s interests. Before taking a decision on the issue, the chief minister and the energy minister should talk with the Samiti, he said.