Certain localities in Chennai will experience a five-hour power shut down on Tuesday, October 13. According to the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) power supply will be disrupted for five hours from 9 am to 2 pm for maintenance work in these areas. If the maintenance work is completed before 2 pm, the TANGEDCO will restore the power supply. Following are the areas that will be affected:
Royapuram: MC Road, MS Koil Street, Raman Street, Thoppai Street, Venkatachalam Street, Mosque Street, East Madha Church Street, West Madha Church Street, North Madha Church Street and South Madha Church Street, part of East and West Kalmandapam Road, NRT Salai, Venkatesan First Street, Venkatesan Second Street, Venkatesan Third Street, Venkatesan Fourth Street, Amman Koil First Street, Amman Koil Second Street, Amman Koil Third Street, Amman Koil Fourth Street, Amman Koil Fifth Street, Amman Koil Sixth Street, Amman Koil Seventh Street, Amman Koil Eighth Street, BC Press Road, and surrounding areas.
It was earlier announced that power will be cut for maintenance in the above listed Royapuram areas on October 8 as well. TANGEDCO had shut down power in parts of Kundrathur, Royapuram, Tambaram Radha Nagar and Puzhal divisions on Thursday.
In other news relating to TANGEDCO, the state utility board has now instructed its field officers, via a memo issued on October 6, to effect new connections without obtaining completion certificates from builders based on the type of the building. With this, TANGEDCO has modified its own government order (GO). According to the GO, all other building owners must submit completion reports of their buildings and obtain completion certificates to get electricity supply. This GO excluded residential buildings (up to 12 metres in height and not exceeding three dwelling units, or 750 square metres) and all types of industrial buildings.
With the new memo small commercial buildings and other consumers need not obtain completion certificates for new electricity connections.