|Power failure in Panbazar area|
GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - Residents of greater Panbazar area have complained lack of power supply in their localities since 1.45 pm today. The Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) failed to restore power supply till 8 pm, barring for a few minutes before 6 pm, said the residents.
Former MLA Ajoy Dutta said that he had made several attempts to contact the Paltanbazar Electric Sub-division of the APDCL and its SDO, but to no avail. The phones were switched off. When contacted, officials of the Kahilipara Load Distribution Centre of the APDCL who talked to him, were also found to be evasive, Dutta alleged.
He said that there is no apparent natural cause like storm or heavy rainfall activities over Panbazar area, which can lead to such a situation.
This newspaper tried to contact the officials concerned of APDCL to know their views this evening, but could not reach them on phone.