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'There will be no load-shedding during the Iftar, Tarabi or Sehri'

  • Published at 09:24 pm April 27th, 2017
  • Last updated at 09:41 pm April 27th, 2017
'There will be no load-shedding during the Iftar, Tarabi or Sehri'
Considering Ramadan will happen during summer this year, the Power Division on Thursday said there will be no load-shedding during Iftar, Tarabi and Sehri. “We will also generate 10,000 MW of electricity if needed,” said Power Division Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus at Bidyut Bhaban during an inter-ministerial meeting about power supply during Ramadan. “If any power distribution companies need to use the load-shedding method, they will have to schedule that beforehand and inform the authorities concerned. “The distribution companies will have to form a committee and distribute the load equally,” the power secretary added. During peak hours, initiatives will be taken to keep appliances and heavy machinery that use a lot of electricity turned off. Gas supply will be increased, and unnecessary lighting will not be allowed in petrol pumps and CNG stations. During the meeting, a decision was made to keep the CNG pumps closed from 5pm to 11pm. Those who attended the meeting also said there will be raids on illegal power connections. Power Cell Director General Mohammad Hossain, Rural Electrification Board Chairman Major General Moin Uddin, and Power Development Board Chairman Khaled Mahmud were present at the meeting.