Saturday, May 05, 2007

Danger: Lights out


This is an electric circuit for Reliance, one of the biggest companies in India. They do everything from electricity, phones and now to grocery stores! As of now Bombay is one of the few places in India that do not experience regular power outages. We are lucky, but constantly there is talk about doing rolling blackouts during the hot season (now). But so far we haven't had one in my area, which is good. More and more businesses and apartment buildings come up each day - this problem is only going to get worse unless people conserve and the govt figures it out on their end. The other danger -- your outrageous electric bill each month!
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the average monthly bill out there, if you don't mind my asking?

12:12 AM  
Blogger slaint said...

i would say for most people i know, their bills at this time of the year are around 1300 (35 USD) rupees to 5,000 (120 USD).
ours is higher, only using airconditioner at night.. but our apt is also wired poorly.
it may not be much compared to other countries, but compared to the cost of living here it is high and makes having and using an air conditioner at all out of reach for more than 60% of the city.

8:24 AM  
Blogger SNO said...

The power-shortage-in-Mumbai is cooked up by the crooked utilities in connivance with the State Regulator.

You may also want to visit and for some more information.

We also have a Yahoo Group at

12:00 PM  

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