Residents of Chetpet, who were already reeling from a faulty transformer, were among the worst hit
The heavy rains may have brought cheer to water managers but left residents facing power disruptions for several hours from Sunday night. The cuts extended from one hour to more than 12 hours.
Vishal Abraham, a resident of Harrington Road in Chetpet, went through a sleepless night because there was no power supply for several hours. Chetpet has been in the news with issues of low voltage and power cuts since the substation caught fire on Friday, damaging a transformer.
Balagangadharan, a resident of McNichols Road, which is fed by the Chetpet substation, was furious that there was no electricity for more than 12 hours in his house. The retired bank official complained that he had been facing power disruptions for the past one week and despite contacting various layers of authority,the problem was not yet solved.
Guruprasad, a resident of Ram Nagar 6th Main Road, Velachery, said that power supply, which went off at 11 p.m. on Sunday night, was not restored until early morning. He said that for the past one week, there had been unscheduled power cuts for one hour from 10 p.m.
A Tangedco official said rains had led to the uprooting of electricity poles, snapping of overhead cables and snags in transformers. He added that workmen were engaged in rectifying the issues on a war footing. He however denied that any load shedding was being carried out.