Bengaluru to have unscheduled power cuts for many areas citing technical glitches

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Several parts of the Bengaluru city experienced unscheduled power interruptions after 12 pm due to technical glitches. The impacted areas with the power cut include Jayanagar, SR Nagar, Shanthi Nagar, Austin Town, Wilson Garden, Koramangala, Ulsoor, Indira nagar, JP Nagar, Marathahalli, HAL, Chamarajpet and various areas in the vicinity, as per Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM).

BESCOM, via a tweet said that power supply would be normalized in a time span of one hour. But, several areas have complained about failure in restoration of power supply mentioned.

A BESCOM official stated, “There was an interruption in KPTCL’s (Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited) major power receiving station in Hoodi and all areas that come under the purview of that station are suffering power cuts. We do not have major details on the cause of this as we are a distribution company and they are a transmission company.”

Chandrababu Naidu, Executive manager, KPTCL iterated about the technical glitches to be fixed within 10 minutes, and did not reveal any further details.

This unscheduled power supply was just one of those seen by the city on Thursday. According to the reports, there was failure of power supply in areas such as Bharath layout, PP Layout, Uttarahalli, Turahalli, JP Nagar 7th Phase, Happy Valley, Thirumalashettyhalli, Nagwara, Bank of Baroda colony and various areas in the vicinity for a span of more than one hour by 11.30 am in the morning. Though, BESCOM has not presented any specific reason for the power cut.

The power cut incidents are a regular for the city but been very frequent lately given a list of technical factors. For the five days in January, various parts of the city had power cut from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm. Initially, from January 11 and 16, HSR layout had power supply issues followed by Konankunte and Puttenahalli also faced similar issue from January 18 and 22.

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