Bangalore runs on generators
The city is running on generators but the government is unfazed. Both Bescom and KPTCL have come out with standard excuses: demand is more, state facing shortage, technical snags in Raichur power plant.
Both domestic and industrial consumers are bearing the brunt. The industry says this is one of the worst situations in the past two decades. Five to six hours of intermittent power cuts every day have crippled the industry. All process industries have come to a halt as production costs have increased by 60% and the output has come down by 10%. According to Peenya industrial Association members, they have faced a loss of Rs 10 crore to 12 crore in the last one week due to power cuts.
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