Power cuts exasperate students
UNSEASONAL RAINS in the past couple of days have played havoc with the City?s electricity distribution system with sudden and unscheduled power failures occurring at several areas due to short circuits.india Updated: Mar 03, 2006 15:47 IST
UNSEASONAL RAINS in the past couple of days have played havoc with the City’s electricity distribution system with sudden and unscheduled power failures occurring at several areas due to short circuits.
The situation has more serious implications for the lakhs of school and college going students who are taking their annual examinations at this time.
Students have been exasperated due to power cuts that have been occurring almost daily at odd hours. Several areas experienced power failure on February 28 and March 1. There was a power failure for almost two hours in Ashoka Garden area at midnight on February 28.
Similarly, some colonies of Ayodhya area went dark the same night for two to three hours. There was no electricity in some parts of the Kamla Park area for almost one-and-a-half-hours from around 5.20 am this morning. Similar complaints have been pouring in from other colonies and slum areas too.
MPSEB officials, on their part, maintain that the sudden power failures are occurring due to the unseasonal rains being experienced in the City for past two days.
Bhopal city circle superintending engineer S A Ansari told Hindustan Times today that due to rains, there are cases of short circuit in electricity lines and that results in power failure.
`` Every year before monsoon we remove the kites and other obstructions from electricity lines but these are sudden rains and bamboo sticks in kites cause short circuit after getting wet,’’ Ansari maintained. He added the electricity department personnel had been pressed into service for removing the kites and other obstructions from electricity lines to avoid power failures due to short circuit in the coming days.
The power failure in Ashoka garden area is said to have occurred due to a similar short circuit and the power supply was restored in about two hours, officials added.