Relief from night rostering not likely soon: KESCo MD
?THERE WILL be no overnight relief for Kanpurites from the power crisis. At the moment they can expect only slight relief from it.? This candid admission was made by newly-appointed KESCo MD Arun. He is also holding the charge of Director (Distribution) in the Power Corporation.Updated: Apr 13, 2006 00:08 IST
“THERE WILL be no overnight relief for Kanpurites from the power crisis. At the moment they can expect only slight relief from it.”
This candid admission was made by newly-appointed KESCo MD Arun. He is also holding the charge of Director (Distribution) in the Power Corporation.
The main emphasis of the KESCo boss would be to ensure availability of his officers and bring about a change in their attitude. Arun said, “My stress will be to ensure the availability of officials on spot. There must be no communication gap between the power company and its consumers.” If 100 per cent availability of officials could be ensured then 50 per cent of problems would be solved automatically, added the MD.
“I want my officials to respond to complaints without any delay apart from their personal presence on the spot,” stressed the MD.
On the ongoing power crisis, the MD held two factors responsible—acute power crisis in the State and local problems at the substations level. He stated that local problems include shortage of transformers, line problems and replacement of old power cables. “Unlike in Lucknow, where there is a ‘Ringmain System’ of power supply, here in Kanpur we still have an obsolete system of single line (Radial system) which is responsible to a large extent for overloading and other local faults,” asserted the MD.
To replace this system, a prolonged planning for one to two years was needed, pointed out the MD.
About the excessive rostering in the city including night rostering, the MD stated that he would ensure that there was no extra rostering in the city other than the scheduled rostering. Scheduled rostering hours in the city are from 2 am to 5 am and from 8 am to noon. However, these official rostering hours are only confined to files as the city is being subjected to more than 10 hours of rostering. The MD also pointed out that he would also ensure that there was no rostering in the city due to under frequency of power supply.
As the new MD had himself admitted that no immediate changes can be brought in the dismal power scenario in the city, the Kanpurites must not expect for any relief from the rostering.