The official power cut of three hours and the two-hour emergency load shedding has almost ended work in one shift in the industrial units located in and around Hyderabad. Many units are planning to lower their production targets for this quarter because of the power crisis.
After industrial Associations objected to the daily power cut, the Central Discom officials suggested they take a weekly holiday instead. Industrial units have decided to observe a shutdown one day a week because they want to ensure uninterrupted power in the remaining six days by closing down for a day.
In accordance with this weekly power holiday arrangement, Inustrial Units in Jeedimetla Industrial area will observe a holiday on Monday, Bachupally, Surana Industrial area on Tuesday, Uppal, Mallapur and Nacharam on Wednesday, Cherlapally, Moulali, Narapally, Ghatkesar on Thursday, Medchal, Kandlakoya, GP Pally and Athivelly areas on Friday and Gachibowli IT industrial area on Saturday.
Industrial units in Ranga Reddy circle (north) have also decided to observe a weekly holiday to deal with the power shortage.