More power cuts, more water problem

MAYOR DR Uma Shashi Sharma today inspected the Narmada supply apparatus to gauge firsthand the reasons for power cuts that have dogged Jalud pumping station over the last week.

india Updated: May 07, 2006 00:38 IST

MAYOR DR Uma Shashi Sharma today inspected the Narmada supply apparatus to gauge firsthand the reasons for power cuts that have dogged Jalud pumping station over the last week.

The Mayor declared that she would personally take up the matter of power cuts with Western Region Electricity Distribution Company CMD Pramod Aggarwal. For their part, however, Narmada Project officials should leave no stone unturned to ensure unhindered water supply during the summers, she instructed.

Municipal Commissioner Vinod Sharma and Mayor-in-Council member in-charge of Waterworks Department Munnalal Yadav escorted the Mayor on the tour.

Meanwhile, many localities in eastern Indore reported low to no water supply after power cuts at Jalud pumping station yesterday afternoon prevented Yeshwant Club, Cotton Adda and Hawa Bungalow overhead tanks (OHTs) from
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Attack and defence
Municipal Commissioner Vinod Sharma: The disruptions in Narmada supply were caused by voltage fluctuations in most cases except once when Project’s 135 KV sub station developed a snag. MPSEB officials have assured of regular supply to Jalud.

The problem, however, is that if power is cut off for even 5 minutes it causes 2 to 3 hour setback in distribution process as it takes this long for the pumps to be restarted. MPSEB Executive Director (Indore region) K G Goswami: The power cuts were caused either by under frequency or because of technical snags like tripping of relays.

However, we have sought feedback on power cuts from our staffers at Nimrani and Badwah (both in Khargone district)- the two units used to supply power to Jalud. In any case, if power supply is cut off from one unit the backup is activated within 10-30 minutes.

First Published: May 07, 2006 00:38 IST