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9-hour power outage at Masab Tank in Hyderabad; officials get notice

9-hour power outage at Masab Tank in Hyderabad; officials get notice

Hyderabad: On Tuesday, July 9, there was a nine-hour power outage in Chacha Nehru Colony, Masab Tank. The Telangana Southern Power Distribution Company (TGSPDCL) on Wednesday sent a notice to the authorities concerned explaining why the issue was not addressed immediately.

The power outage in the area was caused by a fault in the distribution transformer in the central zone of Hyderabad, near the colony.

TGSPDCL MD Musharraf Ali Faruqi sent show cause notices to Assistant Divisional Engineer, Operations, Mehdipatnam and Assistant Engineer, Masab Tank, demanding immediate explanation.

If valid reasons are not given for the inactivity and lethargic attitude to resolve the power outage, disciplinary action will be taken against the Hyderabad power officials.

This is not the first time that a prolonged power outage has been reported since the Congress government took over the state. Last month, residents in parts of Hyderabad reported a seven-hour power outage.

A journalist who covered the issue of power cut at X was arrested by the Hyderabad police after an assistant engineer in the operational section of Hayathnagar Sub-division of Saroor Nagar division filed a complaint with the LB Nagar police. The AE in his complaint alleged that a ‘resident of Hyderabad’ had made a false allegation of seven-hour power cut.

In his complaint, he stated that on June 18 at around 5 pm, he received a message from senior officials stating that a Twitter user, @revantitweets, had posted a message stating that there was a seven-hour power outage in LB Nagar area.

He added that after studying the substation data sheets for the past six months, it was found that there had been no power outage for seven hours at LB Nagar, Hyderabad.

“It is just a false allegation and a deliberate attempt to discredit the state government and TGSPDCL,” he added. Based on the complaint, the LB Nagar police registered a case under IPC 505 and 66D of the IT Act, 2008.

However, Revathi denied the accusation.

This post was last modified on July 11, 2024 3:29 pm