Many parts of Bengaluru will see power supply disrupted throughout the day on November 13, as per a statement by the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom) on Friday.
The following areas will face disruption of power supply for seven hours from 10 am to 5 pm : Sarjapur, S Madehalli, Handenahalli, Billapura, Sompura, Madappanahally, Burugunte, Attibele, Mayasandra, Dommasandra, Kommasandra, Kuthaganahalli, Chikkanahalli, Thippasandra, Ramanayakanahally and other neighbouring areas.
The complete shutdown of power will affect several parts of southern and south-eastern Bengaluru. In addition, Somanahalli and Nelamangala will also face disruption in power supply between 9 am to 4 pm on Tuesday since BESCOM will be carrying out maintenance work. The affected areas in Nelamangala include TG Halli, Magadi. Hebbur, Solur, Yediyur among others
Other than 1912 helpline, customers can call these helpline numbers based on their zones.
East - 9480816108, 9480816109, 9480816110
West- 9480816111, 9480816112, 9480816113
North-9480816114, 9480816115, 9480816116
South-9480816117, 9480816118, 9480816119
In October, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy confirmed that electricity demand in the state was 8600 MW from 6 am to 9 am in the morning and between 8100 to 10200 MW between 9 am and 5 pm. The demand dropped to 7600 MW from 10 pm to 6 am. He also stressed that the state had enough electricity supply to cope with the demand in these hours.
However, he had highlighted 5 pm to 10 pm in the evening as problematic hours for the state government to ensure uninterrupted supply since solar power cannot be generated in these hours.
Kumaraswamy stated that there will be no load-shedding in spite of the shortage of coal in the state's thermal power plants and reiterated that the government will avoid load shedding and look for increasing power generation through hydroelectric power plants.