Bathinda most hit by power failure

Domestic consumers in the state had to bear the brunt as several areas in a number of districts, particularly Bathinda, plunged into darkness following a power failure.

The power demand has escalated as mercury in most parts of the state has gone beyond 46 degrees Celsius. The Power Corporation functionaries claim that it has purchased electricity from the open market to bridge the demand-supply gap. But, several districts of Punjab were seen reeling under power crisis today.

In Bathinda, power cuts were imposed at 1.30 am in several areas, including Green Avenue, Jhujhar Singh Nagar and Model Town Phase-III. Till the afternoon, power could not be restored. Besides, normal consumers in Bathinda have been sweating it out for three to four hours daily on account of power failuredue to overloading of transformers, which causes tripping.

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