Slogans were raised against the electricity corporation and the government by demonstrating in Nanak Nagar, Gandhi Nagar and Janipur. Grid stations are not working due to overheating of 132, 33 and 11 KVA lines, transformers closed.
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In Jammu district, the power infrastructure has gasped in the middle of 42 degree mercury. In the scorching heat, there has been an outcry everywhere due to non-operation of AC, cooler, fan. Power cuts continued in many areas of the district from 6 am on Thursday. In some places the electricity remained off for six to seven hours and in some places after every half an hour there were cuts. There were 30 to 35 power cuts in 24 hours.
In the sweat-drenching heat, people’s lives were made difficult. In many areas of the city including Nanak Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Janipur, people protested against the electricity corporation and the government by taking to the streets on the power cut. Due to the heat day and night, the power transmission line system is overheating, due to which the grid stations are stalled after every half an hour. Narwal, Janipur, Miran Sahib, Bishnah grid stations are not functioning due to overheating of 132 KVA, 33 KVA, 11 KVA line.
Transformers installed in grid stations are shutting down after every half an hour. Due to this, there was a severe power cut in Jammu and all its surrounding areas. On the other hand, electricity remained closed throughout the day in other areas including Sangrampur, Gajaisingh Pura, Patoli, Barnai, Patniyal, Durgachak, Nagbani in Domana. Inverter also answered.
Water supply also stalled due to no electricity
Vimala Devi, Nidhi and Preeti of Nanak Nagar told that there was no electricity throughout Wednesday night. Even on Thursday, the lights went off all day. Due to this water supply is also not available. We have meters installed at our homes. Paying bills on time. Without electricity, it has become difficult to spend time in the house amid the heat. Ram Gopal of Gandhi Nagar says that there are corona sufferers in many homes, but the electricity has disturbed them so much that they are forced to come out of the houses. From 6 am to 2 pm on Thursday, the electricity has been off. Even after this, the cuts continued after every half hour. In Karna Nagar, Vikas Lane and posh areas of the city, Gandhi Nagar also remained closed for six to seven hours on Thursday.
Congress worker Anil Kohli along with local people demonstrated in Janipur area of the city. Kohli said that the central government is looting the state. Electricity is generated in Jammu and Kashmir, but Jammu itself does not get electricity. There are 35 power cuts in 24 hours. This condition has been on Wednesday and Thursday also. Right now the temperature is only 42 degrees, so the electricity has been destroyed. Because of this even water is not available. Corona patients are dying in homes, no one to ask. The protesters raised the demand of the Lieutenant Governor to intervene in the matter.
Transmission line systems are overheating. Due to this the grid stations are not working, due to which the lights are turned off. The power infrastructure in the district is 1200 MW. By increasing the load beyond this, the transformer becomes unresponsive. In the houses where there are three ACs, all three are being used, due to which the load is increasing. This type of problem is causing power cuts. People will also have to reduce the load, only then will they get relief. Gurmeet Singh, MD, JPDCL
Power supply will be disrupted in these areas
According to the information, electricity will remain closed in Singhpura, Kailash Nagar and adjoining areas from 7 am to 11 am on June 11, 13 and 15. Power supply will also remain closed in Patoli Brahmana, Barnai, Gol Patan, Gajansu etc. On June 12, electricity will be disrupted from 7 am to 11 am in Janipur, Lakkar Mandi, Indira Nagar, Krishna Nagar etc. areas of the city. The electricity corporation says that due to the repair and up-gradation of power lines, there will be a power cut.