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During rain, struggle for power continues - The Hindu

6 hours 17 min ago

During rain, struggle for power continues
The Hindu
According to the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom), from 10 p.m. on Monday to 8 a.m. on Tuesday, over 3,200 complaints were registered from across the city, and 2,320 of them had not been resolved till Tuesday morning. HSR Layout ...

Power outage complaints flood Bescom - Deccan Herald

22 May 2017 - 1:49am

Deccan Herald

Power outage complaints flood Bescom
Deccan Herald
The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) received as many as 3,014 complaints on Saturday as heavy rain lashed the city. In all, 43 electricity poles fell and 39 trees were uprooted, leaving most parts of the city in the dark. Bescom personnel ...
'Is it the apocalypse?': Bengalureans hit out at Bescom as rains ...The News Minute

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Tree pruning: No coordination with BBMP - The Hindu

21 May 2017 - 6:17pm

The Hindu

Tree pruning: No coordination with BBMP
The Hindu
In preparation for the monsoon, the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) has begun pruning trees to prevent damage to power lines in case of heavy rain and gusty winds. While this is a routine exercise, what stands out is the lack of ...

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Bescom promises: 1912 will work with lightning speed now - Bangalore Mirror

21 May 2017 - 1:08am

Bangalore Mirror

Bescom promises: 1912 will work with lightning speed now
Bangalore Mirror
P romising to address power-related grievances and power cut complaints, the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) had set up a 24X7 helpline —1912 — a few years ago. But the helpline turned out to be a 'helpless line' on the crucial night of ...

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Here's why you had power-poof nights - Bangalore Mirror

20 May 2017 - 4:04am

Bangalore Mirror

Here's why you had power-poof nights
Bangalore Mirror
Seeking some relief, Bengalureans desperately tried calling Bangalore Electricity supply company Ltd (BESCOM) helpline 1912. But, BESCOM was not in a position to handle the sudden influx of grievance calls. As a result, several parts of East and South ...

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Facing spike in calls, Bescom to strengthen helpline - The Hindu

19 May 2017 - 11:01pm

The Hindu

Facing spike in calls, Bescom to strengthen helpline
The Hindu
The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) is gearing up to deal with an increase in the number of complaints from consumers during the monsoon. If the number of complaints received in the past two days is any indication, the onset of monsoon ...

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Rain causes power outages for second consecutive day - The Hindu - The Hindu

18 May 2017 - 11:14pm

Rain causes power outages for second consecutive day - The Hindu
The Hindu
With thunderstorms and rains lashing the city again on Thursday, several localities suffered blackouts in the evening. According to the Bruhat Bengaluru ...

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Blackout in Bengaluru as power station collapses - Times of India

18 May 2017 - 7:46am

Times of India

Blackout in Bengaluru as power station collapses
Times of India
Bescom said the sudden power outage was due to incoming supply failure from various MUSS linked to the 400KV Hoody station. "The lines tripped due to heavy wind followed by rain. We hope to restore power supply before midnight. But the continuous ...

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Outage in Bengaluru - Bangalore Mirror

18 May 2017 - 4:42am

Bangalore Mirror

Outage in Bengaluru
Bangalore Mirror
A senior BESCOM official told Bangalore Mirror that incoming power supply from Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation failed at three major points, pushing the city on the brink of darkness. However, BESCOM maintained that there was no severe ...

LED there be light - Bangalore Mirror

18 May 2017 - 4:04am

Bangalore Mirror

LED there be light
Bangalore Mirror
Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom) provides 80 MW of power for the city's street lights. A Bescom engineer said, “If the existing streetlights that are of 250 watts are replaced with LED lights of 90 watts, a good amount of energy ...

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LED there be light - Bangalore Mirror

18 May 2017 - 4:04am

Bangalore Mirror

LED there be light
Bangalore Mirror
Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom) provides 80 MW of power for the city's street lights. A Bescom engineer said, “If the existing streetlights that are of 250 watts are replaced with LED lights of 90 watts, a good amount of energy ...

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LED there be light - Bangalore Mirror

18 May 2017 - 1:12am

Bangalore Mirror

LED there be light
Bangalore Mirror
Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom) provides 80 MW of power for the city's street lights. A Bescom engineer said, “If the existing streetlights that are of 250 watts are replaced with LED lights of 90 watts, a good amount of energy ...

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Residents struggle to cope with heavy rain, power cuts - The Hindu - The Hindu

18 May 2017 - 12:40am

The Hindu

Residents struggle to cope with heavy rain, power cuts - The Hindu
The Hindu
Citizens were put to hardship on Wednesday after power supply was disrupted in many parts of the city. Several areas also witnessed heavy rainfall that led to ...

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Yeshwantpur residents to air civic woes at Janaspandana - Deccan Herald

16 May 2017 - 1:30am

Deccan Herald

Yeshwantpur residents to air civic woes at Janaspandana
Deccan Herald
... Somashekhar and corporators of Doddabidarakallu, Herohalli, Ullal, Kengeri and Hemmigepura along with various government agencies like Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bescom, ...

Crowdfunding saves Sarjapur trees - Bangalore Mirror

15 May 2017 - 4:06am

Bangalore Mirror

Crowdfunding saves Sarjapur trees
Bangalore Mirror
In a first-of-its-kind effort, residents of Sarjapur successfully transplanted three trees that were marked to be felled for road widening late in the night on Saturday after raising the money needed through crowdfunding. The trees have been replanted ...

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Crowdfunding saves Sarjapur trees - Bangalore Mirror

15 May 2017 - 4:06am

Bangalore Mirror

Crowdfunding saves Sarjapur trees
Bangalore Mirror
In a first-of-its-kind effort, residents of Sarjapur successfully transplanted three trees that were marked to be felled for road widening late in the night on Saturday after raising the money needed through crowdfunding. The trees have been replanted ...

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Over 15 trees crash as gusts of wind blows through Bengaluru - The ... - The Hindu

15 May 2017 - 12:53am

The Hindu

Over 15 trees crash as gusts of wind blows through Bengaluru - The ...
The Hindu
The damage: Strong spell of rain and wind saw power supply being disrupted in many parts of Bengaluru on Sunday as more than 24 electricity poles fell; ...
pre-monsoon showers: Heavy rain, gusty winds pummel ...Times of India

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Bescom to reduce time for completion of service requests - The Hindu

15 May 2017 - 12:03am

The Hindu

Bescom to reduce time for completion of service requests
The Hindu
Getting a new electricity connection or transferring one is set to become a much faster process as the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) is planning to simplify the same. Consumers will not have to stand in line or meet several officials to ...

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Seeking increment on day of retirement! - Bangalore Mirror

14 May 2017 - 4:01am

Bangalore Mirror

Seeking increment on day of retirement!
Bangalore Mirror
The five were employees of KPTCL, BESCOM and HESCOM and served as assistant engineer, senior assistant engineer and junior engineers. They retired on several dates between 2005 and 2012. Their claim was that they “having rendered 365 days of ...

Digging up roads, corporator style - Deccan Herald

14 May 2017 - 2:22am

Deccan Herald

Digging up roads, corporator style
Deccan Herald
To address the damage caused to the road by regular digging, the BBMP has constituted a coordination committee comprising officials of BBMP, Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), Bescom and ...

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