Tribune News Service
Solan, January 8
Residents of Kasauli reeled under severe cold conditions today and their problems compounded due to multiple power cuts for several hours imposed since Friday.
Voltage tripping was being experienced for the past several months, but the situation worsened yesterday due to outages. There was a two-hour power cut in Kasauli from 1 pm to 3 pm yesterday, though more outages were witnessed till late night. Also, power supply was disrupted for a few hours till 4 pm and several cuts were witnessed even after supply was restored.
Snag to blame
On Friday, a snag had developed in the 132 KV sub-station at Solan, which also caters to Kasauli area. It was rectified on Saturday. —Mohan Singh Guleria, superintending engineer, HP state electricity board Ltd
Residents of Kasauli, Dharampur, Dagshai as well as nearby rural habitations faced hardships due to repeated disruption in power supply, at a time when the temperature has fallen to as low as 4°C.
Mohan Singh Guleria, Superintending Engineer, HP State Electricity Board Limited, said that a snag had dveloped in the 132 KV sub-station at Solan yesterday, which also caters to the Kasauli area. It was rectified today. Meanwhile, elderly people suffered more as they could not use heating gadgets to keep themselves warm.