Low voltage in suburbs
Most of the suburbs of Chennai city have been witnessing low voltage power supply in the past one month. Residents complained that whenever they contacted Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) officials, the officials kept saying the problem would be rectified soon.
Residents in areas like Chitlapakkam, Kundrathur, Iyyappanthangal, Perungudi and Thuraipakkam complained that they had sleepless nights on many occasions due to low voltage power supply and demanded the authority must take the problem seriously.
“Whenever there is power fluctuation, I call up Electricity Board (EB) officials. However, the officials keep saying that the problem will be sorted out soon. But nothing has happened so far,” said Gangadurai, a resident of Kallukuttai, near Perungudi. He said this happened mostly between 5 pm and 2 am, and sometimes in the morning too. “The EB officials are aware of this issue. They should realise that power supply is of paramount importance to every house,” said R Moorthy, resident of Kundrathur. He also complained that the EB contact centre staff sometime did not respond to the calls whenever he tried.