Supply of power not up to the mark in Chennai: Madras HC

Published: 22nd June 2012 12:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2012 12:03 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

Observing that a constant fluctuation in voltage in and around the city resulted in severe hardship to the public, the Madras High Court today directed the Chief Engineer (Commercial) of Tamil Nadu Electrifity Board to file an affidavit detailing the power position in the state in general and the city in particular.

"It cannot be denied that the supply of electricity in the state in general and Chennai city in particular is not upto the mark," a Bench comprising Chief Justice M Y Eqbal and Justice T S Sivagnanam said.

The directive was given on a petition seeking a direction to the authorities concerned to attend to increasing number of complaints of low voltage in areas in and around the city.

The Bench also told the board to inform the court on the steps being taken to rectify the low voltage problem in and around the city and posted the petition for further hearing on July 3.

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