Farmers threaten to picket MESCOM MD’s office on April 8

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Vijaykumar Hegde

Mangalore : Vijaykumar Hegde. State Vice President of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha has said that the farmers will be laying siege to the office of the MESCOM MD on April 8 in protest against the anti-farmer and anti-people policies of MESCOM. Speaking to reporters in Mangalore on April 3, Wednesday, the Raitha Sangha leader […]

Mescom MD says power situation is comfortable

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Mangalore : Claiming that there was no problem with power supply in the district, Mangalore Electric Supply Company (Mescom) Managing Director S. Sumanth said the current supply to the company was sufficient to meet the demands in the coming months. During the “meet the press” in Mangalore on Tuesday, Mr. Sumanth said: “Barring minor problems […]

Distribution loss of power in City is just 7%- MESCOM MD S Sumanth

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Mangalore : Speaking at ‘Meet the Press’ programme held at Press Club on Feb 12, Tuesday, MESCOM Managing Director S Sumanth said that MESCOM is having an independent Regional Load Dispatch Centre located at Mangalore with SCADA facility. H also said that the peak demand for state in Jan 2013 is 8549 MW and 723 […]

11 year old boy electrocuted at Vittalpadnur

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
MESCOM negligence

Mangalore: Mohammad Zaleel (11)  met a tragic end when he was electrocuted after he came into contact with a high tension wire at Vittalpadnoor in Bantwal taluk on October 29, Monday. The mishap took place when Zaleel  was on his way home after playing. Meanwhile, residents of  the area have accused MESCOM’s negligence for the […]

Mescom plans green power for corporate office

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Mangalore : In its first green step, the Mangalore Electricity Supply Company (Mescom) is set to install solar panels to light up its corporate office at Paradigm Plaza here. Mescom’s new plan will reduce its dependency on grid power. The company has set new benchmarks in cutting transmission-and-distribution loss from 17.5% to 11.92% in 2011. […]

Heavy winds uproot huge tree on Arya Samaj road

Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Heavy winds uproot huge tree on Arya Samaj road

Mangalore :  Rains accompanied with strong winds uprooted a huge tree on Arya Samaj Road in Mangalore on the morning of September 13, Thursday,  disrupting power supply as well as blocking vehicular traffic. Electric poles were also damaged in the incident. The tree was located near the Presidency Apartment and it came crashing down  in […]

Lineman’s death case : MESCOM section officer suspended

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Mangalore : The MESCOM has suspended  section officer Gurumurthy in connection with the recent death of a lineman  Gerald Veigas while on duty. It may be recalled here that the International Federation of the Karnataka Christians Association has been relentlessly fighting for the cause of the bereaved family of Gerald who had died reportedly due […]

Action demanded against MESCOM engineers for lineman’s death

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Lineman Death

Mangalore: A controversy is now brewing over the issue of the death of a MESCOM lineman named Gerald Veigas who got electrocuted while he was rectifying some defect in Vamanjoor.   Dennis D’Silva, State Convenor of the International Fedeeration of Karnataka Christians’ Association (IFKCA) who spoke to reporters here on May 29, Tuesday, said Gurumurthi, […]

Power shutdown for Nandikur-Hassan transmission line drawing works

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Power line

Mangalore :  Power supply will be disrupted in various places of Dakshina Kannada district on May 18, 19 and 20 from 7 am to 6pm on the 220 kv double circuit Kemar-Kavoor and 110 KV single circuit Kemar-Moodbidri-Gurupur  lines  in view of the 400 kv transmission line drawing works from  Nandikur to Shanti village in […]

Electric power rates raised by 32 paisa per unit from Today

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Bangalore: M.R. Srinivasa Murthy who heads state power control Board informed in a pressmeet on Monday, that new electric supply rates will be Applicable from May’ Tuesday and the unit of power would cost 32 Paisa more, instead of 73 paisa per unit as demanded by 5 power supply companies in the state. The industrial and commerce […]