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Maharashtra to ease load shedding

May 04, 2005 23:06 IST
Last Updated: May 05, 2005 01:49 IST

Andhra Pradesh and Punjab have agreed to provide 700-800 MW power to Maharashtra on availability basis.

The state electricity board has decided to reduce load shedding after additional supply is available to it.

Andhra Pradesh has already been providing 150 MW to Maharashtra since April 30, 2005.

Andhra Pradesh and Punjab, which would provide power on availability basis, started supplying electricity to MSEB from Tuesday, an MSEB release said.

Centre promises help state tide over crisis

The press release said that as the schedule for getting such power was not fixed, the changes in load shedding could not be decided beforehand.

Andhra Pradesh would provide an additional 600 MW power while Punjab has consented to provide 300-400 MW power till May 15, 2005.

Maharashtra is facing a heavy power shortage of over 3,500 MW which has led to heavy load shedding.


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Sub: Thank you Punjab and Andhra.

I was worrying about this electricity crisis. This matter was taking new turn . rather than solving the problem politician was blaming each other. Any ...

Posted by Kaustubh

Sub: maharashtra power crisis

your reporter needs to learn how to write statistical figures. shortage 3500MW of power is it per day, per month or per year, God only ...

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Sub: Street lights

Reduce load by lighting every 4th pole during night . Shut down 1/2 hr before sunrise and light on 1/2 hr after sunset . Shut ...

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Sub: Short term fixes are fine, but what in the future ?

What we would like to see from the government is alongwith short term fixes for the problem, there should be concrete measures to alleviate reoccurences ...

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