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Erratic power supply irks Tezpur residents

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Tezpur, April 27: Erratic power supply in Tezpur town for the last few days has affected normal life.

Though the department concerned is often seen apologizing for power cuts, most of the time for repairing work there has been no respite from unscheduled power cuts. There is no power in the evening and night hours since the last few days. The hide and seek game of electricity is not only affecting the students and common people but has also affected the functioning of government offices, banks and other business establishments.

Moreover, fluctuation in power system has also resulted in damage of costly electronics goods and systems. “Though just ahead of the Assembly polls, Minister Rokibul Hussain promised 24 hours power supply, after the poll campaign the power scerio is worsening day-by-day, making our lives miserable. The authorities seem least bothered to solve the problem,” said a resident.

The alleged irresponsive attitude of the department concerned has also come under sharp criticism from t angry consumers. “Whenever we call up the power department for lodging complaint, they do not pick up the phone,” another resident irked by the erratic power supply said. He appealed to the department concerned to take immediate corrective measures to restore normal power supply.

The power crisis is not only affecting the people living in the heart of Tezpur but also in the outskirts like Thelamara, Bihaguri and Bandarmari-Khelmati areas. For the consumers here, time-to-time representations are submitted to the department concerned praying for immediate restoration of normal power supply, but to no avail. Allegation of abnormal electric bill is also pouring in from numerous consumers.

“Though false reading of meter due to defect in the device cannot be ruled out for such abnormal electric bills, it is important on the part of the authority concerned to check the devices (meter) whenever it gives abnormal reading in order to give the consumers relief from unnecessary burden,” people opined.

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