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Tag: Power Cut

Power Cut & Electricity Bills
Power Cuts & Exorbitant Electricity Bills: Double Whammy For Villagers In Odisha’s Gunupur

While the frequent power cuts have robbed the villagers of the much needed sleep after a hard day, what has come as a double whammy for the village folks are the unbelievably high electricity bills that has further added to their woes.

Power Starved Homes In The Powerful City Bhubaneswar

Saroj Rana comes to his small shop close to our house in BJB Nagar of Bhubaneswar from his home near Phulnakhara, driving his bike a good 12 kilometres, to run…

Mumbai, Suburbs Face Major Power Outage, Local Trains Held Up

Mumbai: Large parts of the financial capital reported major power outage on Monday morning due to a technical failure. In a tweet, Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) said, The electric supply is interrupted due to TATAs incoming electric supply failure. Suburban local train services, operating only for essential workers at present, were affected from […]

During rain, State grapples with summer-like power crisis; Gridco refutes reports

Bhubaneswar: The scanty rainfall which has adversely affected electricity generation at major hydro power stations in State has left denizens grappling with an acute power scarcity amid high humidity during rains. Even in rainy season, when power generation is supposed to be adequate, the State has witnessed a summer like load shedding. In Bolangir town, […]

Keonjhar - Engineer shoe garlanded
Locals force NESCO official to wear shoe garland over undeclared power cut

Keonjhar: Locals of Keonjhar town today garlanded an official of North Eastern Electricity Supply Company of Odisha Limited (NESCO) with shoes to protest undeclared power cut in the region. As per reports, members of Keonjhar civil society gheraoed the NESCO office here demanding no power cut in the area. The protestors also wanted the Keonjhar […]

KV Singhdeo leads dharna protesting power cut in Patnagarh

Patnagarh: BJP activists led by MLA KV Singhdeo today staged a sit-in in-front of the local electricity office here in Bolangir district in protest against frequent power cuts in the area. The protesters alleged that normal life has been miserably affected due to undeclared power cuts even as the mercury hovers around 45 degrees C […]

Unscheduled power cuts prove ‘no power cut’ assurance of Energy minister wrong

Bhubaneswar: Though State Energy minister Pranab Prakash Das had assured the House in last Session that there will be no load shedding during summer, unscheduled power cuts coupled with low voltage continue to sap the energy of the people across Odisha. Besides, unscheduled power cuts in the evening have been in practice in major towns […]

Gridco-CESU 'communication gap' leaves consumers reeling

Bhubaneswar: With the mercury level rising by the day, lack of coordination between Gridco and distribution company (discom) Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) resulted in long power cuts today making life miserable in much of coastal Odisha. The Gridco had issued an order to CESU for power cut in a ‘phased manner’, but CESU apparently […]

Six-and-half hour power cut in two phases today

Bhubaneswar: With power generation breaking down in four units of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)’s Super Thermal Power Station (STPS) at Kahalgaon and five units at Farakka in West Bengal, there will be a six-and-half-hour power cut in two phases in Odisha on Tuesday. According to reports, the timing of power cut will be from […]

Odisha banks on power banking for loadshedding-free summer

Bhubaneswar: With water levels in major reservoirs in Odisha falling drastically due to scanty rainfall, the Energy department has chalked out plans to ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers during the ensuing summer. Department officials said besides urging independent power producers (IPP) to supply power, the department hopes to get power through the power banking […]