Sharjah residents seek power cut schedules

As Sharjah residents grapple with power outages there is a common message that all of them are trying to convey – “request authorities to issue the schedules of power cuts in the emirate”.

By Ani Dave Kukreja

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Published: Mon 31 May 2010, 8:15 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:49 PM

Abdul Arshad who resides in Al Nahda wrote to us saying, “Power outage is continuing in most parts of Sharjah, especially in Al Nahda and places nearby. We had a tough time on Saturday when power went off at 10:00 AM and came back only on Sunday morning 4:00 AM. Again there is a power cut from 12 PM onwards today. People staying in high rise buildings got really upset as they had to climb 10 to 15 floors, especially with children.”

Another major area of concern was that the perishable food items were getting spoilt at the groceries and restaurants.

Our reader Joaquim said, “Big worry is that the food stuff from groceries or from the restaurants is getting stale or inconsumable. I am also worried about the usage of candles in place of the charged light (of course depends if we receive power to charge it), lit candles if left unattended with small kids may lead to big fire and panic in the dark within the building.”

If a schedule could be provided to the residents of the emirate, it could relieve them to a very large extent. “Sudden power cuts for such long hours are very, very difficult and it would be much appreciated if the timings or the dates for power cuts are given either in newspapers or through circulars in the respective buildings and commercial establishments. I think this should definitely help. We understand if there is a need for load shedding, but please make it to a maximum of 1 to 2 hours only. Even this could be very difficult but as good citizens, I think all of us have to comply, wrote Phil ER from Sharjah.

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