Frequent Power Cuts, Voltage Fluctuation Leave Azara Residents Exasperated
GUWAHATI: Residents of Azara area complained of frequent and long hours of power cuts from the beginning of the month of July. The problem has been persistent around a 1 km radius of the LGBI airport, near the V.I.P. flyover.
“The power cuts here are so frequent that the matter must be escalated,” said Kamlesh, an Administrative Officer at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport who also happens to be a resident of Azara.
“Humidity here was close to hundred percent yesterday and a power cut of 6 hours in the day time and 2 hours in the evening is too much! Load shedding hardly takes 5 minutes and Grid failure takes about 2 to 3 hours but this has now become a daily affair,” he added on the length of duration of the power cuts.
“There is lockdown everywhere and people are stranded in their homes; they need power supply,” said Kamlesh, talking to G Plus on behalf of other residents in his locality who have also said that they find it difficult to go about their routines without proper power supply.
Another resident of Azara’s Jogipara area also complained of another issue ailing citizens of the locality.
“For the past 3 months, in our area, there has been a fluctuation in our power line. We have asked the lineman to look into the problem but he has also failed to fix the issue. We are afraid that this will damage our electronic appliances,” said Rajeswar Choudhury, Yuva Satra Parishad regional adviser, and Village Secretary.
Jogipara area is a village in Azara with around 300 residents. When the problem was taken up with local authorities, they were told that a transformer needs to be changed but nothing was done about the same.
To get more information about the power situation in Azara, G Plus got in touch with Priyom Dutta, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL).
“I had a word with the SDO of Azara. The power position there is okay. Due to the flood, the power supply did get affected but after the flood situation normalized, power was restored,” said the official spokesperson of the power distribution company.