AZARA, June 12 � Frequent power cuts have adversely affected the normal life of the people in south Kamrup. Unscheduled loadshedding has become a regular phenomenon in the area. There is no power supply for at least 10 to 15 hours during any given day, which has been causing a great deal of hardships to the residents here, particularly the students of the area.
The consumers of Azara, Dharapur, Kahikuchi, Borjhar, Garal, Bhattapara, Kendukuchi and Agchia under the Azara subdivision of the APDCL and Palasbari, Mirza, Bijoynagar, Rampur, Rani and several other localities under the Mirza subdivision of the APDCL have expressed resentment over the poor power supply.
Traders have been forced to close their business early as no power is available for the greater part in the evening hours. On the other hand, some hoarders are taking advantage of the power crisis by selling kerosene oil at Rs 40 to Rs 50 to needy customers.
The consumers have urged the APDCL authorities to improve the power scenario in the localities immediately.