Industry set to suffer production loss of Rs 10 cr a day

Our Bureau Bangalore Oct. 13 | Updated on March 12, 2018

Hebbal industrial area in Mysore city,

Industry welcome staggered holidays

In the wake of worsening power crisis in Karnataka, industry bodies have welcomed the state government’s decision for staggered holidays to industries.

In a statement Mr. J.R. Bangera, president, Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI), said that almost after a decade, the staggered holiday is being implemented to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

“This approach installs discipline in the system and helps to reduce tripping due to excessive drawls during peak hours,” he added.

There are over 4.1 lakh Industries in the State. With power shortage, the industry will suffer production loss of more than Rs 10 crore a day.

Mr Bangera said “Though we have agreed to the solution, it is only on the condition that they will give us quality power through the rest of the week, and to revert to normal practice when once the situation improves.”

The Karnataka Small-Scale Industries Association (Kassia) President, Mr Prakash Raikar, said the State has two thermal plants, one in Raichur with eight units and another in Bellary with one unit, both in north Karnataka.

“Together they have installed capacity of 2,220 MW but are generating around 1,200 MW only as coal supply has been hit,” he explained.

Staggered holidays schedule

According to Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd (Bescom), the following is the schedule of staggered holidays to industries:

Monday – Peenya-1,2,3,4 stage, GKW layout, SLV Industrial area, Bridavan, Mahalaxmi Layout, Nandini Layout, FFI Industies, NTTF road, KIADB complex, Kirloskar boundry, Yeswanthpur Industrial Estate, KSSIDC, Kamakshipalya and Byraveshvara Industrial layout.

Tuesday – EPIP, Shantinikethan, ITI, Kadugodi/NGEF, RR Nagar Industrial area, Kumbalugodu Industrial Area, part of Kamakshipalaya, Sunkaddakatte and Kottigepalya.

Wednesday – Hoody, Bagmane, Brigade Metropolis, Remco, Mysore Road, Kumbalagodu, Bidadi, Toyota and Mahadevapura.

Thursday – Bommasandra all stages, Attibele, Anekal and Jigani.

Friday – Yelahanka, KHB, part of Rajajinagar industrial area, Hosakote, Pillagumpa, Abbigere, Dabspete and Nelamangala.

Saturday – All public sectors, ITBT units, Bosch EHT, Electronic city I and II, Velankini Industrial area, Malgudi Industrial area, Krishna Mills industrial area, ISRO, Vrindavan Tech Park, Bagmane lakeview, Bagmane Loreal, KMF, Primal project and RMZ.

Sunday – All EHT installations, all public sectors, Electronic City and industrial areas in the city.

Published on October 13, 2011

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