Darkness engulfed many parts of the district, including Guntur town, after the JAC members of APTransco and SPDCL decided to continue the indefinite strike on Tuesday afternoon. On Tuesday morning, District Collector S. Suresh Kumar invited the representatives of JAC to his camp office and held talks with them.

Mr. Suresh Kumar urged them to call off the strike and resume duties in the larger interests of the people. The prolonged power cut has already compounded the misery of people and severely disrupted the medical and emergency services, he said. A host of essential services, including supply of drinking water, has been affected due to the strike, he said. In their response, the JAC representatives said they would continue the strike in response to the call given by the central committee.