Coimbatore, Oct 16: The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) has restricted the low tension (LT) current transformer consumers of Tamil Nadu from drawing power from its grid from 6 pm to 10 pm hereafter. The LT current transformer consumers are usually small industries were nonplussed of the directive from the TNEB. This directive means putting them out of work for more than ten hours a day.
To any one found flouting the directive, “your power supply will be disconnected for 48 hours without any intimation and it will be restored only after collecting necessary reconnection charges," a communication from the TNEB to the LT consumers said.
It also explained that the TNEB had been directed by the Government to restrict the supply of electricity in view of the prevailing power situtiation.
Coimbatore district, being the hub of small and micro units, would be the major casualty.
The president of the Tamil Nadu Small and Tiny Industries Association, D. Gandhikumar, said that the small and tiny industries had already been grappling with several hours of power disruptions, both during the day and also the night. The current TNEB directive would reduce the time of operation of these units by almost 10 to 11 hours a day, he said.