The Meghalaya government on Friday said it was resorting three-hour long power cuts across the entire state commencing from midnight.
In a public notice issued Friday, the government shared a state-wide load shedding schedule, which comes into effect from 00:00 hours on April 24, and will remain in place until further orders.
Power department officials say the shortage of power in the state has been caused by the maintenance shutdown of 1 unit of the OTPC Palatana Power Station and delayed monsoons in Meghalaya, which has resulted in a shortfall of 2-2.5 MU per day.
“We are having to resort to load shedding commencing from midnight tonight,” a statement issued by the office of Meghalaya’s Power minister James K. Sangma said.
“Keeping in mind the present examinations in the state, we have tried to minimize the inconvenience caused to students by limiting the load shedding to 3 hours. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused to the public of Meghalaya,” the statement added.