Suburbanites in the dark over frequent power cuts

Residents in the suburbs of East Tambaram, Selaiyur, Chembakkam and Perungalathur are threatening to go on a candlelight protest march over the frequent power failure in their areas. C. Loganathan, secretary of the Tambaram taxpayers’ association, said that for the past four months, the residents were experiencing frequent power failures, particularly during the nights. “The electricity board has caused a great inconvenience by cutting power at 11 p.m when we are ready to go to bed,” he complained.
For residents in Thirumagal Nagar, Selaiyur, the power failure had become a daily affair. “Our problems have fallen into deaf ears,” they said. “We want a permanent solution to this problem. On Sunday, the power supply was disconnected at about 11 pm and was restored at 12 pm. But again it was disconnected at about 1 am and was restored only at about 5 am,” the residents said.
Loganathan said that his association has planned for a candle light protest soon, which would begin from Camp Road in Selaiyur and end at the Electricity Board office at East Tambaram.He said that they would hold a flaming torch protest from Medavakkam to Peerkankaranai, if the authorities did not stop disrupting power.
The residents complained that the EB officials did not answer their calls. “The problem has persisted irrespective of which party is ruling the state,” they said.
(written with news agency inputs)

3 Comments so far

  1. Chandler64 (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 5:24 am

    May be they can find inspiration from ….

  2. R.S.Money (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 8:57 am

    It is the habit of the all M.E.S. Power House to keep down the telephone, as engaged, whenever the power cut arises so that not to answer the calls from the consumers.

  3. nandhu (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 2:29 pm

    They already seem to be well inspired.
    and ya, it’s not just the power cuts but also the apathy that the residents would be protesting against.

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