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Dark days ahead for Vasai


After a brief respite during the monsoon, power cuts lasting four to eight hours are expected to be back in Thane district (demand: 2,500 MW per day) in October.

“In October, agricultural activity will be in top gear. Farmers will start using motor pumps leading to a rise in demand,” said Ram Dotonde, chief public relations officer, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL). “Load-shedding will vary from a minimum of four hours to a maximum of eight.”

Among the areas that will be affected are Bhandup, Navi Mumbai, Panvel, Thane city, Vasai, Palghar, Dahanu, Pen, Kalyan and Bhiwandi.

Dotonde said MSEDCL had not cancelled load-shedding, as some consumers believe, but kept it to a minimum (not more than one hour) since demand was low during the monsoons.

He explained that load-shedding is inevitable. “The total daily demand in the state is around 14,000 MW while supply is 9,000 MW. As demand rises, power cuts could become severe,” he said.

This could dampen the mood during the Dussehra and Diwali festivities, which fall in October. In 2006, MSEDCL had enforced maximum load-shedding in October.

Dotonde said, “All hopes are on the Enron project. The first phase (700 MW) became operational last week. The second phase (700 MW) is due on September 15 but faces legal hurdles. But if they are overcome, consumers can expect some relief.”

Bhaiya , thanda me kya hai,

Sorry, hum thanda nahi rakhte hai.


Kya kare bhau, yahan Thane taluka me har din paanch ghanta load shedding rehta hai na. Toh kuch thanda hi nahi rehta hai,

There is severe power shortage here in the state of Maharashtra [Mumbai/Bombay is the state capital of Maharashtra]. The state government’s answer to this shortage are frequent power brownouts, sometimes as long as 5 hours each day. Mumbai has been lucky to have been skived away from this crisis and enjoys 24 hours of uninterrupted power. But as the power shortage increases and the state government continues to respond ineffectually it looks like Mumbai too will join Maharashtra in darkness.
This looks to be the case as many of Mumbai’s power service providers are hinting at power cuts this summer.


October 10, 2007 - Posted by | News and Views


  1. In Each and every taluka atlest coastal areas should have windmills
    & the power generated should b made available to adjoining villages n towns only during load shedding. Rs50 per house can b added in each bill.xtra power made can b given 2 national grid

    Comment by Jitesh | December 15, 2007 | Reply

  2. load shedding.

    Comment by V S raghuram | April 5, 2008 | Reply

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