Heavy downpour results in power cut across Guwahati
GUWAHATI: Large parts of the city is still reeling under power cuts from yesterday's heavy downpour caused by cyclone 'Fani'.
Power cuts ranging from one hour to six hours affected several localities like Uzan Bazaar, Chandmari, Athgaon, Fatasil, Satgaon, Noonmati, Ganeshguri, Beltola and Maligaon.
Cell phone and wireless connectivity was lost in many areas.
Senior journalist P P Singh said, "To cover up their failures in causing deaths due to broken wires, the ASEB has found an easy way of keeping power off during rains.
Tomorrow police will say no vehicle will move during peak hours as it causes accidents and they can't regulate traffic.
ASEB instead of punishing entire city by switching off power should ensure proper maintenance of their transmission network and not make the people suffer during rains.
Now that the monsoon season is on they should ensure their network is maintained and not switch off power."
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