The AP Energy Department said there would be no power cuts in AP. It said that they have been providing electricity without any problems. And it also requested not to believe in fake posts and propaganda on social media.
On social media, there are posts viral that there are 3-5 hours of power cuts in Andhra Pradesh due to coal shortage. In the viral posts, there are timings of power cuts depending on the area.
In rural areas, power cut is said to be in between 6 PM-10 PM whereas, in municipalities, it will be in between 9 PM-Midnight and cities, in between 11 PM- 3 AM.
AP Energy Department dismissed those social media posts and said there will not be any power cuts. The state government has allotted Rs 250 cr to APGENCO exclusively to purchase coal wherever available as an immediate measure.
But in many parts of AP, there have been power cuts.