Rant: WTF is wrong with NDPL?

Seriously - what is it with NDPL? All day today, every hour, the power has been cut at least once. Light goes, I quickly save stuff and switch the pc off. After 10-45 min, power supply resumes. 20-40 minutes and another power cut. Can't get any work done...Now my UPS has given up, and I get around 10 seconds to shut the PC and end up losing whatever I have written...

I know there's a power problem in Delhi, but why can't they just publish a schedule so we can plan accordingly? They used to do that in Pune - we knew that there would be a four-five hour power cut post lunch every thursday during non-peak season, and daily power cuts for two hours from 11am to 1pm and 2 to 4 during peak season.

Why 10-15 min every hour? Ridiculous. I thought NDPL had good management, based on past experiences. Things seem to be falling apart, now.

Update (5pm): Happened again. And again. And again. NDPL says that there's a problem with the grid for the north zone. So why not just shut off supply for a few hours and fix the damn problem?
2 Comments:
Anonymous Drumster said...

So much for staying in the capital of India :P Bombay rocks in this respect. No power cuts at all.

August 16, 2006 9:25 PM  
Blogger Nikhil Pahwa said...

So...it's like this - Bombay pays for Delhi's wide and green roads by having small, mucky, potholed roads, and Delhi pays for Bombay's power with power cuts :P

August 17, 2006 7:18 PM  

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