Residents from city and suburbs alleged that they witness power cut during day and night.
Most parts of the Chennai city and suburbs have been experiencing power-cut intermittently, keeping residents in the dark. However, officials from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (Tangedco) have denied such complaint stating that power cut prevails when maintenance works are taken up.
Residents from city and suburbs alleged that they witness power cut during day and night. “Even as we contact Electricity Board officials during power cut, the officials do not respond properly and hang up the phones,” said K. Saravanan, a resident of Avadi. Since his house was located in an area, which remained as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, power cut added to his woes, he noted.
The power cut did not spare even residents living in the city. “Unlike in the past, power cut has returned to haunt us. Since I am staying in a hostel, I feel very inconvenient to remain indoor. Adding fuel to the fire is that the temperature level is also shooting up,” said M. Kumar, a resident of Guindy.
When contacted by DC, a senior official, Tangedco, said that they do not frequently cut the power. “However, when workers are involved in taking up such electricity related works, sometime power cut occurs,” he said and added that the government was keen on the issue and such will come to an end soon.