Telangana Deputy CM Refutes BRS Claims of Power Cuts

Telangana's Deputy Chief Minister Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka counters BRS's claims of power cuts, citing improved power supply data. Vikramarka presents statistics showing reduced power supply disruptions and transformer failures compared to last year under BRS government.

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Telangana Deputy CM Refutes BRS Claims of Power Cuts

Telangana Deputy CM Refutes BRS Claims of Power Cuts

Deputy Chief Minister and Power Minister Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka has countered the Bharat Rashtra Samithi's (BRS) opposition, people, power claims of power cuts in Telangana, stating that the Congress government has ensured a supply of 15,497 megawatts of electricity. Vikramarka presented data showing an improved power supply position compared to last year, contradicting the BRS's allegations.

Why this matters: A stable power supply is crucial for attracting investments and industries, which in turn drives economic growth and development. The outcome of this political battle over power supply will have significant implications for Telangana's future economic prospects and the livelihoods of its citizens.

Vikramarka condemned the BRS's social media campaign spreading falsehoods about power cuts, saying, "The fact is there are no power cuts..." He emphasized that the government has taken measures to address supply disruptions, including deploying 226 special 'fuse off call teams' in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area.

The minister presented data highlighting the improved power, claims supply situation this year compared to the same period last year when the BRS was in power. Between April 24 and April 30, 2022, there were 1,369 instances of tripping of 11KV lines, resulting in 580 hours of power supply disruption in the GHMC area. In contrast, during the same period this year, there were 272 such trippings, resulting in a total of 89 hours of supply disruption.

Furthermore, Vikramarka pointed out that last year, there were 301 transformer failures, while this year, there were only 193 such instances. He questioned,"Is this not enough proof that power supply position is improved and better now than during the BRS government?"

The Deputy Chief Minister's statements come amidst a heated political battle between the ruling Congress party and the press, meet opposition BRS in Telangana. The southern state has witnessed rapid development and economic growth in recent years, with reliable power supply being a key factor in attracting investments and industries.

By presenting these statistics, Deputy Chief Minister Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka aimed to dispel the BRS's claims of power cuts and demonstrate the Congress government's efforts to ensure a stable power supply in Telangana. The data shows a significant reduction in power supply disruptions and transformer failures compared to the previous year under the BRS government.

Key Takeaways

  • Telangana's Deputy Chief Minister counters BRS's power cut claims.
  • Congress government ensures 15,497 MW of electricity supply.
  • Power supply disruptions reduced by 85% in GHMC area.
  • Transformer failures decreased by 36% compared to last year.
  • Stable power supply crucial for Telangana's economic growth.