With both day and night time power cuts, all of them unscheduled, Bangalore students in particular are the worst victims, while school going students all over the state are facing the power cut just as their exam time is on. The torrent power cuts, still fresh in many residents’ minds from similar cuts last year, is revived this year too.
Moreover, Bangalore temperature has hit 34 degrees on Wednesday with JP Nagar, Rajajinagar, Vijayanagar, Chandra Layout and Nagarabhavi witnessing the worst power cuts ranging from four to five hours in a day, two hours during the daytime and two hours during the night time. Some areas went our of power at 10 PM in the night.
Despite the Karnataka government’s assurances that there won’t be any power cuts this summer, the situation has become grave and even Energy Minister DK Shivakumar said the situation is beyond control. It is learnt that the unscheduled power cuts will continue till August when rains are likely to give some relief.
With power generation from the hydel projects and thermal projects at the lowest, the power companies are unable to meet the demand. This is Karnataka’s 5th year in row facing drought, with its water sources drying far earlier than expected.