India - Tamil nadu - powercut

@ravisivan (14055)
India
February 25, 2012 7:19pm CST
From March 1, 2012 Chennai city will have power cut for two hours as against the one hour at present. Suburbs will have four hours power cut. see this link http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Its-official--two-hour-power-cuts-in-city-four-in-other-areas/articleshow/12039515.cms Final examinations are fast approaching and students will be hit a lot. How do you manage such a situation? One has to get inverters.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
hello ravi, Since summer is fast approaching,power cut-off will also be a common problem here in our country. There will be scheduled power cut-off once a week in every cities here in metro. The power cut-off usually takes 4 to 8 hours in a day (once a week) It's too bad when the cut-off schedule comes at night (duh) Have a good day
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
26 Feb 12
jaiho: You have power cut in philipines also. You say 4 to 8 hours in a day -- I think our position is better. We now have power cut one hour per day. from march 1, it will be two hours per day power cut.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
yes sir...4-8 hours in a day ..once a week and not everyday... Sometimes once in every two weeks...depending on the situation. But never happens to have a power cut everyday...
@mayka123 (10806)
• India
26 Feb 12
Most cities in India are having this problem of power cuts. In fact I think in all villages there is already a four hour power cut everyday. It will be difficult for these children to manage their studies. They will have to study only when the power is there and adjust their days accordingly. People in remote villages are already managing with a four hour power cut since many years.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
26 Feb 12
mayka: You are in Mumbai. I think there is no power cut in Maharashtra. In villages students suffer a lot. First of all they do not have proper coaching facilities. At the same time with power shortage they will find it difficult to complete their studies.
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@mayka123 (10806)
• India
26 Feb 12
There is power cut in the whole of Maharashtra except Mumbai. Being the business capital of the country I think we have been spared. But just a couple of hours drive from my place the power cuts start and that too for four hours everyday. I think over the years these people have started adjusting their days timetable according to the power supply because the power cuts are at a fixed time everyday.
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@rajeev075 (1936)
• India
26 Feb 12
Though the power cut is necessary as we INDIANS don't have huge amount for generation of electricity. Also power cut is necessary to give some slow down in each area. I don't think if the powercut is of 2 hours then all the 2 hors will be at same time. There might be 1 hour session of 2 in chenaai. SO might it be 2-2 of each in suburbs. About inverters not everyone can afford it. If they those who can then they will have to pay extra charges for that as it reachrges from the electricxity supply and hence to pay that in bill. IF the powercut is in night then there is problem for chindren in study but in day they may manage it. Also there are so many people who didn't read in power they use kerosen lamps etc.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
26 Feb 12
rajeev--where are you staying? I am in Chennai. Is power cut thee in your locality also. true poor people cannot afford to have generators or invertors.
@rajeev075 (1936)
• India
26 Feb 12
Currently I am living in Shimoga where there is a permanent powercut of 1 hour as i am student i think didn't feel it. I had been in here for more than 1 year but still not able to know about the actual time of powercut. There was few day back when the powercut was for more than 5 hours. It was cut at 3 pm afternoon and came after 8 pm in evening. Though here i didn't feel the powercut too much
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
26 Feb 12
rajeev-- nice you are studying in Shimoga, Karnataka. But you are basically form UP. I took you as a business man. I know students like you will have problem if the power cut is there on the day before examination.
@fantabulus (4005)
• India
26 Feb 12
Ohhh in chennai only 2 hours power cut but in Nagpur 4 to 6 hours power cut. Really now in exam days it is very hard for students. How can they do the study. I think this problem in everywhere in India. Now inverter is the alternative solution but everyone cant bear the cost if inverter. Like 10000/-
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
26 Feb 12
fantabulus -- Sorry to hear that in Nagpur the power cut is 4 to 6 hours per day. I think position in Tamil Nadu is better. Solution lies in increasing the power supply to required extent. Nuclear power is the only solution for this.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
26 Feb 12
fantabulus! You are in Nagpur? I come to Nagpur at least once a year ; where do you live? My inlaws are in Shivaji Nagar.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
26 Feb 12
Power cuts are common in India ,not only in tamilnadu. Lack of power is one of major problems in our country .A serious effort by our government can only improve the power situation in India. Its really hard to work without electricity today since most of present day gadgets work with electricity. Here at my place which is in NCR(national capital region) region and I face power cut of 2-6 hrs every day .Yes during election time it comes down . Hare Krishna Ganesh
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
26 Feb 12
Ganesh -- power cuts are there in NCR also. very sad. Of course people there will manage with generators in every complex. what about rural areas? people suffer without power.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
28 Feb 12
yes Power cuts are common in NCR region but I have heard that they are lesser in New Delhi being named capital rest region face massive power cut hope situation will improve with ongoing efforts from government ........ Hare Krishna Ganesh
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
29 Feb 12
Where we live there have never been brownouts and that is something that I'm really happy about because I don't think that it would be something that I would be able to deal with too well. However, there have been some ice storms that have happened in our area that will cut off our power for days at a time and it is virtually impossible to find a generator when this happens. The last time that it happened we went and got an invertor and used that to power a television and a lamp in the living room so we wouldn't be in total darkness.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
29 Feb 12
drannmwin: How are you madam? How is your husband's health? In USA power cuts are not there and even if it comes it is once in a year. We are managing without invertor because if I buy one and leave it without work when we go over to USA for six months it will become useless.
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
26 Feb 12
One of my friends told me thta Trichy is to have eight hours of powercut. I really shudder to contemplate this during summer. Preserving milk, cooking, many domestic activities suffer when there is so much of power cut.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
26 Feb 12
yes. preserving food items is a tough job during summer. Yes. you are right suburbs will have power cut for nearly eight hours a day. position in chennai is better than other areas.