Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Sunday, May 26, 2019 02:22:43 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Severe heat, load-shedding make life miserable in Sylhet

By
12th-Jun-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Sylhet Bureau  :
Severe heat, erratic load shedding, and low voltage, during the last couple of days have been causing untold sufferings to people in Sylhet of the district.
Poultry farmer Jabed Ahmed said that erratic power supply, unprecedented load shedding and severe heat has left atleast one lakh poultry birds in different poultry farms dead on Saterday in Sylhet.
About 200 deep and shallow tube wells, 50 rice mills and about 500 poultry farms in Sylhet Sadar Upazila are using power. Besides these, power is also used by small industries, hospital, clinics and in recharging a large number of battery driven easy bikes.
Boro farmers and HSC candidates in Sylhet Upazila are the worst sufferers as it is peak time to plant boro seedlings while the HSC examinations are ongoing.
Shahid Uddin of village Shibbari said that due to load shedding he is unable to irrigate the land and his boro farming has been perched.
He lamented that though the government assured of uninterrupted power in 2014, load shedding is extreme this year and he is very disappointed. Load shedding will hamper food production during the on going boro-season, he said.
Meanwhile, surgical, labor and other operations are being hampered at hospitals in the area due to frequent power cuts.
Romzan Ali, executive engineer of distribution and sales of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) said that the demand of power in Sylhet is about 15 to 20 MW per day, but they are getting only 2 to 3 MW during the peak hours. The demand for power supply increases due to heat wave but the supply is decreasing. As a result, people are facing huge load shedding which is causing sufferings.
Dhaka-Sylhet highway blocked for
uninterrupted power supply
Local people on Saturday staged protests blocking the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Goalabazar in Sylhet for uninterrupted power supply in the area.
Residents of Goalabazar area at Osmani Nagar upazila in Sylhet started protests on the highway at about 1:30pm against frequent power cuts in the area amid scorching summer heat.
Didar Ali, general secretary of the upazila unit Juba League, youth fron of the ruling Awami League, said that residents of several villages joined the protests as they had been suffering from frequent power cuts both in day and night for several days amid the scorching summer heat.
Mentioning hundreds of vehicles were stranded at both ends of the highway for more than an hour, he said that the protesters chanted slogans against the power authorities and claimed that they would not withdraw the blockade until their demand was met.
Osmani Nagar police officer-in-charge Shahid Ullah and said that they reached the spot immediately.
'We contacted with the power department officials and persuaded the protesters to withdraw the blockade at about 2:30pm after the power distribution officials assured them of uninterrupted power supply,' the police officer said.
Meanwhile, Since the beginning of summer season, the people of Sylhet city are suffering from load-shedding.
There is no electricity at different parts of the city. Supply-water is not available because there is no electricity to run the water pumps. So, the city dwellers are suffering due to electricity crisis as well as water shortage in this hot summer.
According to the Sylhet Meteorological Office, the highest temperature recorded on Friday was 37.5 degrees Celsius and minimum 27.4 degrees Celsius.
Neglecting the rules, the use of AC is increasing in the city creating additional pressure on electricity. Due to the load-shedding, peoples are suffering from drinking water crisis which also affecting bathing, household work and many other activities.
Although electricity production capacity increased in the country, the distribution system was not developed. As a result, people are not getting the full benefits of electricity production. Electricity cannot be supplied at customer level due to weakness and lack of upgrading of sub-stations.
The number of electric transformers going out of order is increasing day by day. On average, 2,000 transformers are burnt or damaged every month.
When electricity demand increases in the hot season, substation and transformers are overloaded receiving more power at the transmission and distribution stage.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Sports »

A scene from the fifth round matches of the Walton International Rating Chess Competition at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room on Saturday.


Cricket »

Rubel eyes to finish World Cup as one of top five boawlers


Bangladesh speedster Rubel Hossain insisted on Friday he wants to finish the ICC World Cup 2019 as one of the best five bowlers.The right-handed pacer recovered from a side strain that prevented him to play all the matches during Bangladesh recent tri-series in Ireland. Before the main assault in the ...

International »

US troop move to ME dangerous for international peace: Iran's FM


AFP, Tehran  :Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a "threat to international peace," state media reported."Increased US presence in our region is very dangerous and a threat to international peace and security and must be ...

Editorial »

Take time-befitting diplomatic steps


THOUGH the foreign relation of Dhaka with New Delhi and Beijing is remarkably good, it is not working well especially in the Rohingya issue. Dhaka had requested both the nations for several times to mount pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation, but they kept limited their efforts in extending 'assurance' ...

Entertainment »

Dimple Kapadia bagged Christopher Nolan`s Tenet


Dimple Kapadia featuring in Hollywood director Christopher Nolan's Tenet has got everyone excited. From Bollywood celebrities to regular moviegoers, everyone has expressed their delight and congratulated the actress on social media for her achievement.  Dimple Kapadia's manager revealed to a daily how the actress bagged the role. The manager shared ...

Front Page »

290 migrants rescued near Tripoli


Egypt Independent , Tripoli :Libya's coast guard rescued 290 migrants clinging to inflatable rafts on Friday in two operations near the capital Tripoli, a naval forces spokesman said.The western coast of Libya is the main departure point of hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing their countries from wars and poverty ...

Editorial »

HC concern over slow pace of banning toxic food items


THE High Court on Thursday rebuked Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) for its failure of removing and destroying 52 substandard food products from the market. The HC earlier ordered the BFSA removing the substandard goods of 43 companies from the market but the BFSA did nothing except publishing only a ...

Entertainment »

Poppy, Hasan Jahangir’s Eid drama Nayikar Honeymoon


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :National Film Award winner actress Poppy earlier acted with actor and play director Hasan Jahangir in Innocent Love, Bhalobasha Du’jonai, Mental and Nayikar Biye. On the occasion of coming Eid to telecast on Asian TV, Poppy again paired up with Hasan Jahangir in a drama titled Nayikar ...

International »

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia


AP, Taipei :Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan rushed to get married Friday, the first day a landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriage took effect.Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage last week in a legislative vote on a cause that the island's LGBT rights activists ...

Editorial »

DMP fails to discipline city roads


TRAFFIC jam is a common scenario almost everyday in the capital city Dhaka. Usually, it intensifies every year during the Ramzan. This year it is no exception. But sufferings of commuters have been increased manifold this year because of constructing metro rail projects and unplanned digging in different areas under ...

Cricket »

T20 kings West Indies seek to make fresh World Cup mark


Can the West Indies take the form that has made them such a potent force in Twenty20 cricket into the World Cup?That is the question confronting Jason Holder's side as they head into the one-day showpiece in England and Wales that starts on May 30.The Caribbean team, who open their ...

International »

May clings to power as Brexit gambit backfires


Reuters, London  :Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging on to power on Thursday after her final Brexit gambit backfired, overshadowing a European election that has shown a United Kingdom still riven by division over its EU divorce.May's departure will deepen the Brexit crisis as a new leader is likely to ...

Entertainment »

Momtaz performs with her daughters at Eid Ananda Mela


Entertainment Report :Legendary folk singer and Member of the Parliament Momtaz Begum has been passing best time in her career. Recently her mother Uzala Begum got Gorobini Maa award on International Mother’s Day. Basically Momtaz is delighted with her success. On May 19, Momtaz along with her two daughters - ...

Editorial »

BB failing to lead banking sector


WHEN there are huge frustrations among the political circle, civil society members and the ordinary masses over ongoing banking irregularities, at that time the High Court has halted the loan rescheduling facilities for defaulters till June 23, earlier offered by the central bank, the Bangladesh Bank. The HC on Tuesday ...

Sports »

With the world at her feet, Osaka takes Paris in her stride


AFP, Paris :Twelve months ago at Roland Garros, an embarrassed Naomi Osaka bristled at being hailed as the 'coolest thing' in tennis.Now, however, the 21-year-old Japanese returns to Paris as comfortably the sport's hottest ticket with the world number one billing, a bank balance bursting at the seams and on ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news