“Load-shedding” and voltage variations by BESCOM prove a disaster for consumers

Purnimaa Ranganath writes:


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Thanks to BESCOM and its erratic power shut downs already this month my fridge’s compressor packed up and had to get it replaced ….and yesterday the power supply went on and off every 5mins…nearly 6 times in an hour…God I hope something else doesn’t blow too..”

The sad thing is that there is no accountability.

Direct switch-offs would not be as bad as the “brownouts” of low voltage, or surge of high voltage, which are deadly to expensive electrical and electronic gadgets, often bought with savings over months. How do we make BESCOM accountable?


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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.