PUNE: Both Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad faced power disruptions for two consecutive days due to rain in some parts of the cities. Several areas faced power cuts. Employees of all IT, private companies and others are working from home following the coronavirus lockdown. They are continuously using laptops, computers for work. The power cuts disturbed their work, said the employees of IT companies.
However, MSEDCL has repaired all default lines to provide electricity 24x7. Many residential housing societies faced power cuts for over 4-5 hours. The societies, however, do not have power backups for all flats.
According to officials of MSEDCL, due to rain and thunderstorm in some parts of the city on Wednesday, the underground cable got damaged due to waterlogging. Hence, the power supply was disrupted for some hours. “There is no high demand for power as we have already sufficient power. We are supplying it till the situation gets normal,” said an official.
MSEDCL Pune circle spokesperson Nishikant Raut said, “The heavy rain and thunderstorm in some areas resulted in power cuts on Wednesday. On Thursday, some areas faced the same situation, but we managed to restore the power supply.”
“We had power cuts for almost over three hours yesterday. I had complained to the block in-charge, who replied that the lineman was fixing the fault. Thursday’s power cut was usual in an industrial area, but it happened after a very long time. Also, even today, we had a power cut in the morning for 2 hours,” said a Malwadi area resident, Anupriya Patel.
“There was a power cut on Wednesday. For the entire day, there was load-shedding in my society for almost four to five hours,” said a resident of Raheja Gardens in Wanawadi, Vidisha Bhargav.