Bengaluru: Power cuts hit work from home, online classes | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: While Bengalureans have got comfortable with work from home (WFH) and online classes arrangements, frequent power cuts have been disrupting schedules of residents of Sahakarnagar in north Bengaluru.
Satyen Kamat, a resident of Defence Colony in Sahakarnagar said, “We have been facing this issue for over three months now. Power goes off at 10am and comes back only by 7pm. The UPS back-up doesn’t last that long.”
Bescom’s inconsistency is derailing the schedule of kids and adults as most meetings, classes and exams are slotted during the first half of the day.
It’s not just students alone who are finding it difficult; even teachers in the locality are battling the same issue. Mitha Srinivas, a teacher who resides in CQA Layout, said, “I’m finding it very difficult to manage online classes with these power cuts. Every time we call Bescom, we are told a wire has snapped or a pole has fallen somewhere.”
She added: “I know that they are working on instaling cables underground, but they should understand that since most citizens are working and studying from home, such long power cuts are not feasible. Moreover, how can work go on for months?”
Residents have been flooding Bescom helpline (1912) with calls. “All the calls are answered, and helpline staffers are very polite and courteous, but it doesn’t bring us any relief,” another resident said.
Suhas B, also a resident of CQA Layout, said: “With work from home, this has become a bit of a concern for the residents here. My father made several oral complaints, but in vain. The long power cuts outlast our UPS.”
Supply will be smooth from October: Bescom
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When contacted, Bescom assistant engineer (Sahakarnagar), Phanindhra N, said, “We have taken up work to change the old network and instal a new underground network. Work is happening in phases. We assure residents that once this new network is in place, they will not face any such difficulties. They might still have power cuts for the next two weeks, but from October things should function smoothly.”





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