Colva: Even as residents of Cuncolim have threatened to come out on the streets to protest power outages in the area, the situation is not restricted to Cuncolim itself. It has spilled to neighbouring villages as well.
On May 8, power supply was cut off more than 15 times during the entire day, leaving villagers at the mercy of the sweltering summer.
From 10.30am the power supply to Carmona sub-station started fluctuating and this situation went on till 9pm. This sub-station caters to tourist hotspots like Cavelossim, Varca, Carmona and Orlim.
Inquiries with junior engineer Angle revealed that the in-coming supply at Xeldem was disrupted which resulted in the outage. Xeldem assistant engineer Uday Revonkar said that there was a problem in Karnataka, and hence the incoming supply was stalled for two hours from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
He said that there were no issues after that. He also said that engineers at other sub-stations push the blame on them by saying in-coming supply from Xeldem is faulty.South Goa superintending engineer Reshma Mathews said that the situation should improve after the transformer at Cuncolim is replaced, which will be done in a couple of days. [TOI]