HYDERABAD: Mobile phones do not get sufficiently charged and water stops from the faucet, while the dishes wait to be washed. These are the ubiquitous problems the twin cities face these days during morning hours.
Making the most of the noise generated for the separate Telangana and United Andhra Pradesh movements, CPDCL officials are off on the sly wielding their wily scissors.
Emergency power cuts with durations ranging between one to two hours are being implemented in many areas of the city, reportedly due to non-availability of power and maintenance works.
The newly commissioned unit of Vijayawada Thermal Power Station has stopped functioning for inexplicable reasons, making a dent of 500 megawatts, while production has stopped at two more units of 250 megawatts capacity respectively at Kothagudem and Rayalaseema Thermal Power Projects too, informed an official from CPDCL.
Delayed kharif cropping, coupled with the regular rabi has resulted in huge power consumption on the agricultural front.
Added with the decline in hydel generation at Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar due to the restrictions imposed by the Irrigation officials, the gap between availability and demand has reached to over 1,300 MW for the CPDCL, forcing the Discom officials to implement emergency load reliefs during peak hours in the city.
Shifting of HT lines to facilitate the 400-KV Malkaram sub-station, and the replacement of transformers at Ghanpur and Mamidipally substations are causing power cuts in a few areas on the outskirts, informed officials.