A massive fire broke out at the Pavan Dham Veena Santur Building in Mahaveer Nagar in the Kandivali West area. On October 23, at 12:30 pm, fire started at level-1 fire, leading to injuries for five people. Reports suggested, fire started due to electric wiring and installations on the 1st floor of the 8-story building. The BMC, MFB and police rushed to the spot, and started dousing work.
The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) announced power cuts in various regions of Chennai, amid routine maintenance work, between 9 am-2 pm, on October 12. The authority issued a notice confirming the same in areas; Avadhi, Alamathy, Porur, Ponneri, Redhills, Tambaram, Vyasarpadi and Vanagaram. The TANGEDCO also said, power will be restored after 2 pm or before if maintenance work is completed early.
The government of Jammu and Kashmir has made several initiatives to enhance the four pillars of the electrical system: generation, transmission, distribution, and connection. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha stated that the Government of India has approved a Rs 5641.91 crore Phase-1 package for a comprehensive renovation. "Illegal connection, theft is the cancer… read-more
Following a 4% increase in the Power Purchase Adjustment Charge (PPAC), electricity is likely to get costlier in Delhi. On July 11, the 4% increase in PPAC came into effect. The power distribution officials at DISCOM, stated that the PPAC is levied to bring about a balance in increasing fuel prices. Furthermore, the PPAC will be reviewed in a quarterly basis by Delhi DISCOM.
In view of the coal shortage, the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government warned of a possible interruption of electricity supply to important establishments like metro trains and hospitals. On April 28, the Arvind Kejriwal government released a statement that read, "Due to disruption of power supply from Dadri-II and Unchahar power stations, there may be a problem in 24-hours power supply". The statement came after an emergency meeting.
The central government has allocated 207MW of additional electricity supply to Jammu and Kashmir, to meet the increased electricity demands in the union territory. Earlier on April 27, PM Modi, in the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, approved the investment of Rs 4,526.12 crore for the 540MW Kwar Hydro electric project, in J&K's Kishtwar district. Also, the project's construction will reportedly employee 2,500 employees directly and… read-more
The shutdown of several power plants in Pakistan, thanks to scarcity of fuel, and other technical issues, have led to a massive power crunch in Pakistan. With a production of only 15,500 megawatts, the country is currently unable to meet the demand of over 21,500 megawatts. The power plant authorities have filed complaints against the Central Power Purchasing Agency Guarantee over a lack of sufficient funds.
Saddal village of Jammu and Kashmir got electricity supply for the first time after Independence on April 6 under ‘Untied Grants Scheme’. “As per the directions of the government and Deputy Commissioner, nearly 25 houses in the village have been benefitted after the installation of a 25KVA transformer,” stated an official. Notably, the initiative was possible because of the Panchayati Raj Act which was recently implemented in Jammu and… read-more
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In India, Central Trade Associations and Banks, called for a nationwide strike on March 28 & 29, to protest against the Central Government. In regard to this, the Union Power Ministry, alerted state governments and electricity department, to ensure maintenance and reliability of electricity round-the-clock to people, without fail. The advisory released read, "A 24X7 control room may be made functional for information dissemination and for… read-more
Mumbai faces huge power cut due to grid failure, as per reports on Februrary 27. Several cities like, South Bombay-Chembur, to Govandi, the people have complained about the sudden electricity failure. "300 MW of power supply affected because of this transmission line tripping. It has affected major parts of south and central Mumbai that is supplied by BEST and Tata Power," the sources from BEST stated.… read-more