Bangalore: Be prepared for the scheduled power cuts for the coming next three days in several areas of western, eastern, southern and northern bengaluru which Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (KPTCL) termed as “regular maintenance work”.

Severe power outages have been plaguing large portions of the state, including the capital Bengaluru and its tech sector, over the past few days. The metaphorical chickens have come home to roost as frequent power interruptions, sometimes lasting for hours, are creating havoc. Maintenance and repair work on power supply facilities and infrastructure were put on hold when Karnataka effectively entered election gear in February.

Bescom predicts that between June 9 and June 13, roughly half of the city will endure daily power outages.

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The following is a list of potential power outage hotspots by day:

June 10

10 AM- 3 PM: Cauvery Layout, Domlur, Viveknagar, ST Bed Area, Koramangala Inner Ring Road, Amarjyothi Layout, KR Colony, Ramohalli, Kengeri Town, Bidadi, ISRO, BGS, Brigade Panorama, Kanminike, Kumbalgodu Industrial Area, and Bidadi Industrial Area are some of the nearby neighborhoods.

June 11

10 AM- 3 PM: Bommasandra Industrial Area, Old Chandapura, Bidaraguppe, Muthanallur, and surrounding localities. Kengeri, RR Nagar, Nayandahalli, and Byatarayanapura, as well as Chandra Layout.

June 12

10 AM- 3 PM: Inner Ring Road Area, Richmond Road, Trinity Circle, MG Road, Brigade Road, ITC, KSRP, Hayes Road, Residency Road, St Marks Road, Lavelle Road, Brigade Road, Vittal Mallya Road, Castle Street, Magrath Road, Richmond Circle, Brunton Road, Garuda mall, Ashoknagar, Museum Road, Golf Link Software Ltd., Epsilon Layout, Kempapura, Pearl Paradise Layout, Intel.

June 13

11 AM- 4 PM: Nandidurga, JC Nagar, Jayamahal Road, Munireddy Palya, Marappa Garden, ND Road, Chinnappa Garden, and surrounding neighborhoods.

Image source: The Economic Times 

Previous Power Outages

A Rs 573 billion automation project by Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) to lessen a consumer’s yearly power outage in Bengaluru has run into cost and time overruns, drawing strong criticism from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).

The goal was to reduce the typical annual power outage to 31 hours. The project was never going to get off the ground, therefore the consumer would experience outages for 42 to 126 hours a year until 2021.

According to CAG’s most recent study, a major contributing factor to the high outage rate was a seven-year delay in the Distribution Automation System (DAS) project’s deployment, which just got going in 2019. Due to the delay, more money had to be spent on updating the obsolete hardware and software.

According to the research, there were frequent outages in Bengaluru city in 2003–2004, with an average yearly interruption time of 86.2 hours.

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