For the next three days several areas of Bangalore will face massive power cuts. Marathahalli, Whitefield, Challaghatta, Koramangala and surrounding areas will face power cuts on May 26, 27, 28 from 10:00AM to 06:00PM due to high consumption and usage of electricity by the construction of metro rail. Other areas of the city like St. Mark’s Road, Adugodi, Hosur Main Road, Brigade Road, Tavarekere, Old Madiwala, Silk Board, Ashoknagar, ST Bed area, Bagamane Tech Park, GM Palya and Krishnappa Garden may also be affected.
The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) stated that the power cuts were a safety issue for metro construction workers, as the overhead electric lines may lead to mishaps, if the power is not cut off. The company later added to the list of areas of Malleshpalya, Abdul Kalam Layout, Manjunathanagar, Domlur, and Kadubeesanahalli could also witness power cuts. BESCOM also took to twitter to help the citizens of the city by adding circle-wise helpline numbers and area details which would suffer the power cut, thus notifying the citizens beforehand.
Although the Karnataka government commented on the power cuts saying that it is generating more power than is required, the truth is something else and public is facing the problem.
Twitter was flooded with complaints of irregular power cuts in the past months but the Karnataka government has something else to say. The government’s statements doesn’t match with the people’s pleas. And the truth is that regular power cut is the story of every day in the cyber city where sometimes the power is out for an hour or more. According to the people the power cut has started occurring on a daily basis these past months.
As the peak of summer nears, the regular power cut is set to cause great inconvenience for the local residents of the cyber city.