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POWER SCENARIO in the city is deteriorating with each passing day. The night rostering has been extended from 1.30 am to 7 am. While power supply during the daytime is being snapped in phases. Power supply in entire city is being snapped from 8.30 a.m. and this phase of rostering extends up to 1.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. Apart from this, power supply of several areas of the city is being snapped in the evening too.
None | By HT Correspondent, Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2006 12:15 AM IST

POWER SCENARIO in the city is deteriorating with each passing day.
The night rostering has been extended from 1.30 am to 7 am. While power supply during the daytime is being snapped in phases. Power supply in entire city is being snapped from 8.30 a.m. and this phase of rostering extends up to 1.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. Apart from this, power supply of several areas of the city is being snapped in the evening too. 

The power crisis is getting worse in the densely populated areas of the city due to overloading and tripping. These areas include Chamanganj, Beconganj, Dadamian, Talaq Mahal, Colonelganj, Nai Sadak, Collectorganj and Moolganj along with several other areas.

Apart from these areas almost all the southern parts of the city are already facing prolonged hours of power cuts either due to rostering or overloading.

These areas include Saket Nagar, Kidwai Nagar, Bara Devi, Juhi, Naubasta, Ratan Lal Nagar, Barra and Govind Nagar along with scores of other areas.

The process to upgrade Krishna Nagar substation to overcome the problem of overloading in the southern parts of the city is still under process.  KESCo officials are of the view that after the advancement of this grid substation, power supply of the southern parts of the city would be streamlined and the problem of overloading would also be solved to a larger extent.  The advancement of the Krishna Nagar grid substation is being undertaken under the prestigious Rs 95 crore APDRP project.      

General manager of KESCo MP Tripathi said, “Rostering is being controlled from the State capital and KESCo cannot be held responsible for it.”

“Whatever power supply KESCo gets from the State government it supplies to the city,” Tripathi added.

He further added that after the advancement of the Krishna Nagar substation, power supply of the southern parts of the city would be improved to a larger extent.

KESCo is also in the process of procuring additional transformers to meet any contingency during the peak summer months.  

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