Power cut timings

Special Correspondent

VISAKHAPATNAM: Following steep drop in the generation of power at Vijayawada Thermal Station (by 210 MW), Ramagundam Thermal Station (by 100 MW) and another 700 MW at the hydel and gas based power projects, the Eastern Power Distribution Company has announced change of power cut timings in the five districts of East Godavari, West Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam under its jurisdiction.

According to the Director (operations), EPDCL, V. Suryanarayana, the emergency load relief became inevitable because of the gap between supply and demand. Effective from Sunday, following are the power cut timings. District headquarters : 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Municipal towns: 6.30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mandal headquarters: 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

ESI office

ESI Corporation at its 181st meeting approved the proposal to set up sub-regional office in the city to cater to the needs of branch offices in the city and Gajuwaka, Vizianagaram, Nellimarla, Sreeramnagar and Chittivalasa. At present, they are functioning under the sub-regional office located at Vijayawada, according to corporation’s Regional Director U.H. Rao.

Dental check-up

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