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Updated: February 18, 2012 19:30 IST

Duration of power cuts likely to go up

    T. Ramakrishnan
    R. Srikanth
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. File photo
The Hindu Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. File photo

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has decided to implement a host of measures such as an increase in the quantum of power cut for high tension (HT) industrial units from 20 per cent to 40 per cent and reintroduction of the scheme of power holiday besides increasing the duration of load shedding for Chennai by one hour and the rest of the State by two hours.

This follows widespread protests against the steep increase in duration of unscheduled load shedding in most parts of the State, ranging from six to eight hours.

Confirming the decisions, a senior official said that the Corporation was working out the specifics. It might not implement all its decisions together.

It would prefer to study the situation before translating them into action.

Under the power holiday system, the authorities would broadly divide the State into six zones so that the one-day holiday was staggered among industrial establishments all over the State.

A formal announcement, giving details of the measures, is expected shortly, another official said.

At present, the scheduled load shedding in Chennai is for one hour and in other parts of the State, two hours. Peak hour restrictions for HT units are in force in the evening (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.), besides 20 per cent power cut. Peak hour restrictions may be made applicable to more categories of consumers.

On Friday afternoon, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa held a meeting with senior Ministers and government officials to review the supply position. The TANGEDCO was advised to monitor closely the execution of power generation projects and ensure their commissioning as per schedule.

This GOVT is worth less. Atleast DMK had the guts to buy power from Gujarat.

Here mil price + Bus Fare + Power tariffs has increased 2 folds.

Still we will ensure that 10 hrs power cut gift is given to coimbatore...

from:  sharan
Posted on: Apr 24, 2012 at 14:14 IST

We are Facing 14 hours power cut per day.What is the Reason Behind this.We are facing more problems due to this.But only the tamil nadu government is doing this.We will not accept this type of power cut.This only thing can say the Poor Administrative power of Tamil Nadu

from:  Rizwan
Posted on: Mar 19, 2012 at 11:54 IST

what is happening in tamilnadu? Who is going to call a person like Anna hazarae to make the people to come to streets and voice their disappointment in the governance.

Elders and new born babies suffer a lot beacause of power cut.Poor suffer the worst. No change in the life people live as if in era of no electricity.

Free inverters can be added in the next election manifesto to form the govt.

from:  edison
Posted on: Feb 23, 2012 at 22:44 IST

What Percentage of Power generated from Neyveli and Kalpakkam is given
for TN for use.

We as public see the sudden flow of power cut as a indirect way to
force the freedom of speech and expression of the people of Tamil Nadu
to coerce to accept the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant which is
threatening the lifes and livelihood of the people.

Why not the Central Govt move those Nuclear Power Plants to Kerala.

Only 30% of Power generated from Neyveli is given to Tamil Nadu...
Which states share rest 70%...

from:  Rajesh
Posted on: Feb 20, 2012 at 11:43 IST

This was coming and nothing to get agitated.Yes Koodankulam looks the way out of this mess.

from:  harun
Posted on: Feb 19, 2012 at 22:31 IST

you are saying its 2 hrs in other parts of state, but FYI we daily have
more than 10 hrs of powercut even in National Institute of Technology,
Trichy. This is intolerable.

from:  sourabh
Posted on: Feb 18, 2012 at 22:40 IST

How about doing something instead of reviewing? The people of tamilnadu
have become pawns in the political games. How can one expect to lead a
proper life if there is no power for 12 out of 24 hours? It is a pity
that the people are taking it in stride. They should be out in the
streets protesting. Patience has a limit.

from:  JB
Posted on: Feb 17, 2012 at 22:14 IST

Now Koodangulam power station will see the light of the day.A crying child will definitely drink milk!

from:  VSBALASUBRAMANIAN
Posted on: Feb 17, 2012 at 22:01 IST

dont anyone think that koodankulam is the only solution and that is the
salvation for us. there are similar nuclear power plants in various
places in india including kalpakkam! dying is anyday by anymeans and who
knows when death comes and in what shape. if one is afraid of death our
lady would not have gone to space and people would not have gone to
moon!!!Please Please think

from:  n ramaswami
Posted on: Feb 17, 2012 at 21:44 IST
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