Power cuts back in Hyderabad: TSSPDCL announces shutdown schedules for maintenance works

The worst fears of people of Telangana have apparently begun to unfold in the form of power cuts. For now, it’s for maintenance only.

Power cuts back in Hyderabad: TSSPDCL announces shutdown schedules for maintenance works

HYDERABAD: The worst fears of the denizens of Hyderabad have begun to unfold with regard to power cuts. The Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Ltd (TSSPDCL) has announced that in view of the upcoming summer season, the company wants to take up tree cutting and maintenance of power supply lines from January 17.

In a late evening media announcement, the TSSPDCL said that Chairman and Managing Director of the company Musharraf Ali and other officials drew up a schedule to impose two-hour power cut in different parts of the State Capital, precisely under the HMDA area ,for taking up of maintenance of sub-stations, transmission and distribution lines and also tree cutting.

The company announced that it would like to take power shutdown in a time spanning 15 minutes to a maximum of two hours in each area and the schedule of timings of power cut area wise would be announced in TSSPDCL website every day by 4 pm.

The company announced the schedule for January 17. The shutdown would be taken on rotation basis of areas and it was for now decided to impose these power cuts till February 10, 2024.

During electioneering, the Bharat Rashtra Samithi had expressed its apprehension about the possibility of power cuts not only for domestic sector, but even for industrial and agricultural sectors.

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Netizens began reacting to the announcement of power shutdown schedule that this was just a preparatory attempt by the TSSPDCL for an imminent much longer power cut schedules and the darker days that are staring at the people.

Will this move cast its cloud on the newly-elected Congress regime has yet to be seen.

The BRS had predicted the power cuts when the Congress Government presented a white paper on the floor of the Assembly on the power situation.

Similar doubts would engulf the implementation of the six guarantees that were promised to the people due to paucity of funds, as the Government had also presented a white paper on the financial situation of the State and claimed that it was debt ridden.

Power Cut schedules could be verified in the TSSPDCL website.

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