Electricity Pylons
On Monday, Bescom had reduced the power cut to three hours.Reuters

In what could come as a relief to Bengulreans, the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) has withdrawn the four-hour load shedding in the city, as power shortage in Karnataka has reduced.

The power cuts were caused by weak monsoon as well as the annual maintenance work being carried out by major central and state generators.

"The demand normally in September is 3,800 MW, but on Monday we got 3,300 MW. So the shortage is 15 per cent. The talks with the industries has also been fruitful. After they agreed to shift their holidays, the power scenario has improved," Deccan Herald quoted Bescom Managing Director Pankajkumar Pandey as saying.

However, with the two units of Udupi Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) functioning in full capacity, power situation in the state is back to normal, producing over 1,000MW, the report said. Bellari and Raichur thermal power stations are also expected to become fully operational in the coming days.