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Jamshedpur: With advent of summer power supply back to its hide and seek ways


Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, March 15: Though not unexpected, the power supply woes are back again to its hide and seek ways — more hide than seek. It is not that the truant ways were absent during the other seasons but the problem comes back with more sadistic delight during summer when electricity is in enhanced demand by people sweating, cursing and simmering in helpless anger due to ‘stammering’ electric supply. This pathetic situation is by far more in evidence in localities sans the luxury of company power supply; such power-poverty struck localities include Mango, Bagbera, Jugsalai, Parsudih, Baridih, Bagunnagar, Bagunhatu, Govindpur among other similarly woe-besotted areas.

Though people point ‘21’ accusing fingers at the Jharkhand Bidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (JBVNL), exasperated officials are at their wits’ end to explain that the supply from sources falls far too short of power demand. Shravan Kumar, General Manager of JBVNL said, “We are getting only 60 percent power as against demand. An example that comes to immediate mind is that of Mango where, as against a power demand of 35 MW only 10 MW are being supplied. In Jamshedpur zone, as against a total power demand of 250 MW the supply quantum is 150 MW.” The JBVNL GM attributed the prevailing power supply crisis to inadequate power production. “A problem has cropped up in one part of the Tenughat Thermal Power Station due to which power production has been hampered. However, the situation will be rectified and normal supply will be reinstated shortly. But it goes without saying that as per conditions right now, the supply of power is short of actual requirement.”

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