CHITTAGONG, Mar 16: Frequent load shedding has not only multiplied the sufferings of the city-dwellers but also affected the industrial production and port activities adversely, according to the sources.
Water supply has also declined due to the same reason putting the city-dwellers in severe difficulties, sources alleged.
Load-shedding, up to about 220-mw, is being done during peak hours almost every day in the port city, that leads to power failure for hours together, they said.
Normal production in the mills and factories is being hampered seriously. SSC candidates are the worst suffers of the situation, they added.
No improvement in the situation is in sight at present.
According to the PDB sources, No-1 unit of Roujan Thermal Power Plant is out of order, while power generation at its No-2 unit has been reduced substantially.
On the other hand, power generation at Shikal Baha Power Plant has come down to 50 per cent. In the circumstances, the PDB officials are quite unable to face the crisis, sources observed.
The business community expressed the apprehension that if the crisis continued and the PDB failed to improve the situation they would have to incur huge financial losses.