BENGALURU: Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has given the people of Bangalore a reason to rejoice in this festive season, by discontinuing the four-hour power cut, on Tuesday.
BESCOM had announced load-shedding due to low rainfall in catchment areas this year. Now that the southern region has been receiving heavy rainfall for the last few days, the production of hyrdo-electric power has increased and the new power plants in Bellary and Raichur have started generating power.
This news has brought joy among the citizens of Bengaluru. Talking to The Beacon about the decision of BESCOM, Barath, a resident of Banaswadi said, “It is definitely pleasant news that they’ve decided to withdraw the load shedding. But the flip side is that the load shedding was happening due to shortage of power. I am afraid the rural areas have to bear the brunt to balance the power supply.”
With Ganesha Chathurthi being celebrated in the city, the BESCOM is keen on catching people who use unauthorised connections or steal power for this purpose, which is a common practice during festivals. But this time it is not going to be easy. However, talking about the measures to prevent pilferage of power, Uday Kumar, BESCOM (Zone office) official said that they had not still received any instructions from administrative office regarding this. The director of BESCOM was unavailable for comments.
Students will not have to face anymore difficulties during their study hours due to load shedding. “I had a huge issue during my internals and I could not prepare well because of power cuts. I was frustrated with all this drama of load shedding. But I am happy about the withdrawal as I don’t have to go through this power cuts anymore,” Said Pallavi, a MBA student.