In a major setback to students preparing for the coming SSLC and PU exams, a three-hour unscheduled load-shedding has been introduced in city and the load-shedding is said to have come to stay for an indefinite period, thus severely affecting students and residents alike.

Due to acute shortage of coal at the power generation plant at UPCL (Udupi Power Corporation Ltd.), which has resulted in short supply of power by nearly 400 MW, unscheduled load-shedding has been imposed in Mysore district till the power position improves, said CESC Chief Engineer M. Shanthi.

In a press release, she has said that industries in the city will be given power for 21 hours in a day and added that in rural areas, three-phased power will be given for 2 hours during day and for an hour during night and single phase power will be given for 4 hours in the night.

While Rural IP sets will be given power for two hours each in day and night, taluk headquarters would be given power for 18 hours in a day. District HQs will get power for 20 hours in a day while Mysore City Feeders will get 21 hours, she added. The Chief Engineer has requested the consumers to co-operate.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore