Frequent power cuts irk consumers in Nizamabad

NIZAMABAD: Frequent power cuts are worrying consumers in Nizamabad city. For last 10 days, officials of Telangana State Northern Power Distribution Company Limited (TSNPDCL) have been imposing power cuts unofficially, causing damages to home appliances. Despite repeated requests, officials are unable to ensure regular power supply.

The website of TSNPDCL shows no power shutdown notifications between August 1 to August 31. But residents of Gangastan, Srinivasanagar, RTC Colony, Ganeshnagar, Kasturi Garden, VV Nagar colony, Maruthinagar, Gupanpally, Kanteshwar and other localities are facing frequent power cuts.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, G. Prabhakar Reddy of Gangasthan said power going off daily for 10 to 15 times is affect electrical and electronic items. This may reduce the life period of equipment, he said. Apartments are running generators, adding to the residents’ fuel costs. TSNPDCL officials should take necessary steps in this regard, Prabhakar Reddy said.

Whether for monthly maintenance or cutting trees during monsoon, officials shutdown power in respective areas. With advanced information systems, TSNPDCL can alert customers about power cuts on their registered mobiles, or through media and social media communication. But the distribution company is sending no such alerts. People are irritated over frequent power cuts both during day and night.

As power supply had been largely regular in Telangana, most residents have not set up inverters in their homes. But the recent trend of power cuts is adding to their worries of additional expenditure.

When contacted, TSNPDCL Nizamabad circle superintending engineer R. Ravinder said that they will inquire into the frequent power cuts in Nizamabad. “There are no official power cuts in the district. Local repair works may be causing power cuts. We will inquire if power is being cut more than 10 times a day and rectify the problem,” he assured.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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