Power cuts are never easy to live with. Well, it seems that we have to live with them for now. But don’t worry; your Diwali is going to be well lit.
If you are one of those unhappy with the slew of power cuts these days, here’s some bad news. Things are not going to improve for another 10 days. Diwali however, is likely to be an uninterrupted affair.
Responding to a query on how the UT planned to ensure a smooth, well lit Diwali despite the power shortage, UT Superintending Engineer M.P. Singh said the additional power consumption on Diwali would not make much of a difference. He also hinted at the possibility of purchase of power if need be.
Singh attributed the power cuts to a sudden shut down of various power plants in the northern grid. Also, the strike by workers of Coal India Ltd last week hit coal supply in the country, causing a fuel shortage in power plants. Although Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal tried to resolve the issue on Monday, UT superintending engineer MP Singh said it would take some time to regain resources.
Meanwhile, he said, cuts were necessary as they did not want Chandigarh to be listed among defaulters drawing more than their allotted share. According to him, such a scenario could lead to more trouble.
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