Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has instructed the Udupi Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) to resume power supply to Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) from Monday.
UPCL had stopped power generation due to a delay in payment of its dues. This had resulted in unscheduled power cuts in eight districts coming under BESCOM, including Bangalore.
During an informal meeting with senior officials of the energy department on Saturday, Shettar who also holds the energy portfolio, directed officials to ensure uninterrupted power to Bangalore and other districts till the end of the summer.
The Chief Minister is learnt to have asked officials to ensure that he doesn’t receive complaints of power outage from people.
With examinations approaching, students should not be put to hardship because of power cuts, he is said to have told them.
On stoppage power generation from UPCL, Shettar asked the authorities concerned to first resume power generation from Monday and that all contentious issues such as payment would be decided by the government. The authorities “in principle” agreed to resume power generation from Monday, sources noted.