'Bangalore will have power'

Published: 02nd February 2013 10:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2013 10:12 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar will hold a meeting with officials of the Energy Department on Saturday to take stock of the power situation in the state.

Shettar wants to know the current generation of power, demand and supply in the state.

Shettar got additional charge of the energy portfolio after Shobha Karandlaje quit her Assembly membership.

A source said Saturday’s meeting will gain importance because BESCOM authorities recently announced that there would be unscheduled load shedding in eight districts, including Bangalore city, following stoppage in the supply of power by the Udupi Power Corporation Limited. UPCL supplies 1,200 MW to the state. However, authorities later issued a statement stating that Bangalore city has been spared because of an improvement in the situation.

“We will take steps to ensure power reaches consumers. As announced by BESCOM MD Manivannan, there will be no load shedding in Bangalore city,” Shettar said.

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