TE24 Bangladesh Desk:
Samia Chowdhury, a teacher of Momenberg Housing Association in Chittagong city, could not sleep the whole night due to power outage for more than four hours on Sunday. I sweat all night with her two kids, she told The Business Standard.
The power went out at 11:40 p.m. and wasn’t restored until 4:00 a.m. “I was late for school the next day,” he said. 3 pm to 5 am.
Currently we are loadshedding for several hours at midnight every day, so we cannot sleep properly. I have to drive on the highway and it is very dangerous to drive drowsy, he said in Chatgram during his load shedding hours every day on his four feeders up to Sholashar substation.
Manowar Hossain, who lives in a residential area of Chandgaon, told TBS that the unloading started from 8 am on Sunday. After about seven hours, the power was restored at 3 pm. Again at 00:00 minutes. There was a power outage and that was it. Not recovered until dawn. Masuda Sultana lives in Kurgaon.
Citi said, “My children are not able to sleep at night because of the extreme heat this week.” They could not go to school for four days that week. The situation is worse in rural areas
People are suffering from load shedding for 9 to 12 hours every day in Chittagong.
According to sources, PDB South Zone manages the electricity supply of Chittagong City through its 12 sales and distribution divisions. Under this, Bakalia, Kalurghat, Motherbari, Patharghata, Sholashar and Stadium sections are operated under Chatt Metro East Circle.
The group’s six operating divisions require about 260 MW of electricity. On Sunday, only 60 MW electricity was available in the area below this circle.
Meanwhile, New Moring, Rampura, Pahartari, Agrabad, Harishahar and Khursi divisions of this zone are operated under Chatto Metro West Circle. Its six sales divisions in the region require more than 310 MW of electricity. On Sunday, only 40 MW of electricity was supplied to the area under the county.
Customers complained that 25 feeders under Chatto-Metro East Circle distribution center at Muradpur and Kalurghat faced load shedding for over 12 hours on Sunday. In Chatto-Metro West Circle, a consumer complained about the 9-hour load limit on the same day. Ashok Chaudhary, head of its PDB Management and Conservation Circle in Chatto-Metro East and its engineer Rezaul Karim, head of PDB South Region, told The Business Standard:
He added: This meant that he would not fail for more than an hour at a time. But it can happen to him several times a day. Mohammad Hossain, Director General of Power Cell, the policy-making wing, said, “The decision we have taken is that there will be one or two hours of power outage in a day. He, however, admitted that load-shedding more than twice a day was observed in some places.
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