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Short supply leads to power crisis in Jamshedpur, production hits at TVNL

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Jamshedpur, Oct. 1: Several areas under the command of Jharkhand BijliVitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) in city and its outskirts continue were hit with power crisis for the third consecutive day due to supply restrictions from Ranchi’s state load despatch centre.

The Golmuri substation on Monday received around 30MW against the normal supply of 45MW while Gamharia got 70MW against normal supply of 120MW. General manager of JBVNL’s Singhbum electricity supply area Arvind Kumar said the reduced supply led to frequent power cuts and loadsheddings. ” One of the units at Tenughat Vidyut Nigam (TVNL) at Lalpania in Bokaro was not functioning. The second unit tripped this morning aggravating the situation. We hope power supply will improve,” said Kumar.

Residents of several localities including Mango, Jugsalai, Parsudih, Adityapur and Govindpur in the outskirts of the city complained of erratic supply.

The worst hit were Mango, Sundernagar, Parsudih, Govindpur, Adityapur and several other localities on the outskirts of the city. Residents complained they were being forced to deal with prolonged power cuts. “We had no electricity last night.

Hot and humid temperature has made life hell for us. The inverters also gave away after some time,” said Ashok Choudhary a resident of Jugsalai.

Residents of Mango which was getting about 20-hours of power supply had to confront with load sheddings every two hours. The situation was no better in other JUVNL command areas which faced problems of erratic power supply , prolonged load sheddings and voltage fluctuations. Blackouts greeted areas like Galudih and Mosabani.

Rajesh Singh, a resident of Jugsalai, said “It is every diffucult to spend life in such conditions. Rising mercury and regular power cuts have us miserable. We are unable to spend time in such rough weather. I am of the opinion that this is mainly due to the mismanagement and poor maintenance of the existing power stations and miserable failure to anticipate future requirements. It is high time for the electricity department to improve the situation”.

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