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Power cut high, records show low

IT Is something really strange. While the entire State, including the State Capital, is experiencing massive power cuts, the power corporation?s system control room is surprisingly recording the lowest rostering recently. As per statistics, power cuts on Wednesday were as low as 90 MW in the afternoon and they shot to 150 MW around 4pm. Interestingly, Lucknow alone was facing power cuts to the tune of 250 MW between 3-6 pm, leave alone the rest of the State.

india Updated: Feb 23, 2006 01:40 IST

IT Is something really strange. While the entire State, including the State Capital, is experiencing massive power cuts, the power corporation’s system control room is surprisingly recording the lowest rostering recently.

As per statistics, power cuts on Wednesday were as low as 90 MW in the afternoon and they shot to 150 MW around 4pm. Interestingly, Lucknow alone was facing power cuts to the tune of 250 MW between 3-6 pm, leave alone the rest of the State.

Sources said the reason for unbelievably low power cuts was that additional rostering was not being recorded at the control room for reasons best known to the authorities. No account of power cuts is being maintained. In fact, the entire system is running on ad hocism and oral instructions. The Government has asked the corporation to supply more electricity to villages. Since additional electricity cannot be procured from anywhere, the corporation has increased rostering in cities to give more power to the villages. On the other hand, the LESA is planning introduction of power cuts in some non-VIP areas of the Hussainganj division. However, its problem is that non-VIP localities are connected to one or other VIP feeder. “So segregating them is a problem,” admitted an engineer. Lucknow Discom, MD, BB Singh discussed the matter with the LESA officials at length here today.