Metered Areas to Face 4.5 Hour Curtailment, Non-Metered Areas 8 Hours
The Biz Reporter
Srinagar, October 16 – As the winter season approaches, authorities in Kashmir have unveiled a new power curtailment schedule for the region. According to the announcement made on Monday by the Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited (KPDCL), residents in metered areas can expect 4.5 hours of power curtailment daily.
The curtailment will be divided into three shifts, each lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes. These shifts will occur in the morning, afternoon, and evening. This new schedule aims to manage the power supply efficiently during the winter season, a time when electricity demand typically surges due to heating and lighting needs.
For those residing in non-metered areas, the curtailment is more pronounced, with 8 hours of regular power cuts anticipated. The decision to implement these schedules is a response to the increased electricity demand during the cold winter months.
Residents and businesses in the Kashmir Valley will need to plan their activities accordingly to accommodate these curtailments, which are expected to continue until the winter season subsides. Authorities hope that this proactive approach will help ensure a consistent and equitable distribution of electricity during the challenging winter period.