Power disruption during the summer is no surprise for residents of Hubli. However, this year, many of they are facing a different problem — low voltage.
Residents, especially those of Vidyanagar and surrounding areas, have been facing this problem for over a week. Veena Patil, who lives on Old Income Tax Office Road in Vidyanagar, said, “When I was busy preparing food expecting some guests, suddenly the lights dimmed and the grinder stopped working properly. When I enquired, the neighbours said they were also facing the problem.”
The electricity was disrupted for half-an-hour. after which the supply was restored with full intensity, she said.
Shivu Byahatti, who works in a bakery, said a fall in voltage is worse than the power going off completely. “At least, in case of a normal power-cut, we can expect that electricity will be restored after some time. But with low voltage, all the work gets affected. We hope that the authorities will tackle the problem soon,” he said.
When contacted, Hubli Electricity Supply Company (HESCOM) superintendent engineer V B Patil told Express he was not aware of the issue.
“We have not received any complaint in this regard so far. However, I shall depute staff to ascertain the cause for the same and rectify the issue at the earliest,” he said.