Mohali, May 23
Strong winds and rain last night led to power outages in most parts of Mohali. Residents complained that power was disrupted for long hours in Kharar, Zirakpur, Baltana, the godown area, Dera Bassi and Mohali at 10.30 pm. In parts of Zirakpur, residents complained that the power supply had not been restored till noon today.
The Kharar area witnessed a virtual blackout for close to half an hour as strong winds started blowing late in the night. Power was restored later when the weather became normal, but power outages were witnessed in the morning and afternoon too.
“Power cuts are normal these days. For the past two months, there has not been a single day when there has been no power cut. It is only the duration that varies — from two to five hours,” said Rupesh Manchandani, a resident of Saini Vihar.
Residents said since the weather was pleasant, they did not mind the power outage at night, but when the supply was not restored till the afternoon, they started getting restless.
“It becomes difficult to sit inside without a fan or a cooler. Moreover, eatables and milk products in the refrigerator start getting stale if there is no electricity for more than five hours,” said Kunal Sachdeva, a Dhakoli resident.
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