CESC maintenance for 10 hours left consumers waiting for power
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CESC maintenance for 10 hours left consumers waiting for power

February 19, 2023


On Feb. 4, 2023, the Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (CESC) Limited stopped power supply from around 9.30 am to 7.30 pm for a whopping 10 hours for its periodic maintenance! This severely inconvenienced the residents of Dattagalli 3rd Stage and other localities in the city.

CESC had published the notice of disruption in power supply in local newspapers, planned due to maintenance works, a day in advance, but had specified that power supply will be restored within 6 pm. Despite that, there was no power till 7.30 pm.

I called the helpline ‘1912’ and asked the Technical Director about the lapse and who will be held responsible for this which had affected lakhs of people. He promised to speak to the staff concerned and do the needful.

I was in USA for a few years and during my entire stay there, never did I experience a power cut even for a single time. I am sure even there, they carry out periodic maintenance, still they make sure that they supply uninterrupted power to their customers. If they can do it, what stops CESC from doing the same to avoid inconvenience to people?  CESC can plan its maintenance during night time — like from 11 pm to 5 am, so that people don’t get inconvenienced so much. I hope CESC responds responsibly in future.

– R. Prakash, Kanakadasanagar, 5.2.2023

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11 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “CESC maintenance for 10 hours left consumers waiting for power”

  1. A V Prasanna says:

    Fully agree on the observation of Mr R Prakash. Wonder, what sort of customer friendly is CESC? In the name of quarterly maintenance they shut down substations for around 8 hrs from 10 am to 6pm. This apart, power supply is erratic in the guise of faults. What is the role of senior staff of CESC, are they unwilling to carry out routine maintenance during night, when consumers are least affected. I have also worked in Power stations and substations in the city of Mumbai. Routine maintenance during day is unheard. Domestic consumers attached to Tata Power, Adani Power or BEST, have never faced power shut down. No house in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai have an UPS. On the other hand every house in Karnataka must have a UPS, if they are depending on electric power for their daily chore. CESC management team, please visit city of Mumbai to study how maintenance of substations are carried out without disruption to consumers.

  2. Raampur Ka Laxman!! says:

    @ Prasanna
    The LPG cylinder proponent who accused Shenoy of taking bribes from the company which brings piped gas !
    Now, he is an electrical engineer, which recommends the routine maintenance of power stations and substations.
    Could he name the power station where he worked, and the kind of maintenance he was responsible for? The problems do not crop up in power stations per se, that is at the generators end, but at the transformer yard where circuit breaker s are stationed as also in substations.
    The quality of transformers and circuit breakers count a lot. Decades ago, these were imported from Japan and the frequencies of substation shut down were minimal.

  3. A V Prasanna says:

    @ Rampur ka Laxman, now that you wanted to know, where all I have worked, 1.) Tata power station Trombay thermal Mumbai for over 25 years, where in addition to generators, there were distribution network of 110KV lines, and 22KV feeders. All planned routine maintenance were carried out during night including bus outages. Hot line washings were carried during day time, with zero outage and zero tripping.
    I need not prove myself or make a point to non technical persons.

  4. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    Interesting about your contribution to coal-fired power station-generated pollution! Any calls from the CESC to appoint as a technical adviser?

  5. Marigowda Ramanna says:

    Hello Prasanna
    I am very impressed with your experience in that coal-powered power station, which poster says pollutes badly. Hence, rejected in Germany and other Western countries. India gets its coal from Australia.
    I am recommending you for a Padma Vibhushan. Hope Modi will agree!
    Your genius is wasted in Mysore!!

  6. Sam says:

    @Prasanna! Haven’t you ever leant any lesson so far? When you are arguing with pathetic psychotic Assholes, to whom facts do not matter. See there are a bunch of donkeys who have nothing else in their life . Thesd Aholes have a lot of time and loaded with jealousy. See how all these donkeys think Rahul and Sonia are pure and clean handed geniuses and Jaishankar and Modi are corrupt. How can you argue with this type of retardation caused by missing chromosomes ? Fortunately these are old farts and they all may die in the near future and even families are looking forward.
    Just ignore them like the rest of the world does!
    You can see flurry of comments in response to my comments because truth hurts and this comment touched their raw nerve. All responses with fake names will start pouring in no timr.

  7. Suresh says:

    @Prasanna – Yes, in Mumbai people don’t have UPS unlike Bangalore and Mysore where it very common. Power cuts are rare in Mumbai. In Bangalore and Mysore, as soon as it rains heavily, we have power cut. Agree that BESCOM and CESC cut the power during heavy rains with good intention but some alternative solution needs to be found out. In India we have four months of monsoon. So that can’t be a reason for frequent power cuts. Not everybody can afford UPS.

  8. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    Hello Sam
    Yes, the demented creep who is also a cheap IT Techiue who worships Murtys every dday!
    What do you know about chromosomes? They are beyond your brain power as the software coding coolie!
    Well, you have a colourful vocabulary, which reveals your pathetic upbringing, and the fact that you were raised without no discipline.
    Hence, you behave as a scoundrel.

  9. Ajjampur Vijayakumar says:

    Hello posters
    There is no simple reason for power cuts. In the West, where I live there is very rate power outages, even in very cold winter and flooding when snow melts. If that outages happen, they are set right fast.
    In India, , it is not only the poor maintenance, but the quality of equipment used, the way the distribution network is laid out etc..
    Mumbai is not a place to be admired withg its shanty towns, and open drains. Ofcourse, I have seen power outages in Mumba, and when it happens, it is hell in this city with massively overpopulated humans. Mumbai is in India, just reminding!!

  10. Ajjampur Vijayakumar says:

    Hello Suresh et al
    I referred to this:https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/india/parts-of-mumbai-thane-face-power-cuts-due-to-tripping-restoration-efforts-on/articleshow/91093348.cms
    Power cuts are facts of live in India. No region is immune from power outages!

  11. Raampur Ka Laxman!! says:

    Hey “Sam”
    It appears, you are also using a fake name, and still accuse some one using the very same fake name that you have conveniently adopted.
    You are accusing another poster for learning lessons, and yey you have not learned lessons, too, after posting similar posts with your rich vocabulatry, which singles out as a thug with a brain that is malformed genetically, Otherwise, who would lick the shoes of Murtys ( I could have said something worse using the spot on their backsides!), who became rich by employing cheap labour provided by the likes of you.
    Play it again Sam, so that you reveal youself as a moral leper.


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