Bollineni Rajeswari, Divisional Engineer of Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (EPDCL), has appealed to the public that emergency load relief (ELR) was being imposed on domestic consumers as a result of sudden failure in power generation and tripping.

Addressing the media conference here on Thursday, she said that East Godavari district needs 12 million units per day, where as they were drawing only 7.5 million units. She admitted that the discom was imposing 10 to 12-hour power cut (ELR), including scheduled power cut, as there was no other go. Ms. Rajeswari also appealed to the public to follow power saving methods.

The Divisional Engineer gave a toll free number 180-42-555-333 to call any time for individual complaints with regard to power problems. Another DE Nakkapalli Samuel was also present.