Four hours scheduled Power cuts
At a time when people of Telangana were thinking that the power situation has eased due to favourable hydel inflows and there will be no more power cuts at least till the year end, the power cut has come back again to haunt the people of the state. Many areas are now facing power cuts of around four hours every day.
The power demand in the state reached over 143.31 million units on Wednesday against the available 140.56 MU of power, leaving a shortage of over 12.14 MU. The demand for power in GHMC area is over 25 MU whereas the power availability is about 18 MU leaving a gap of over 7 MU.
Currently, Hyderabad is facing four-hour power cuts and rural areas are reeling under unscheduled power cuts for more than five hours. Villages and mandal headquarters in Telangana districts are reeling under severe load-shedding and in some places there is no power for more than 8-hours.
According to Telangana Transco officials, with soaring day temperatures in the last few days the water level have reduced in major reservoirs and also due to sudden rise in the demand of power in agriculture sector there has been increase in the demand for the power leading to power shortage.
According to officials the citizens of the state have to bear power cuts till the situation in the state improves. Officials say lack of transmission connectivity with northern and western grids has made it impossible for them to purchase power from other states.