Expect SMS before power outages, supply alerts & technical glitches

Power Ministry to roll out nationwide SMS, web and mobile portal on power outages

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Irked by unscheduled power cuts in your area? Soon, you will be able to track power cuts, demand-supply shortfalls and other glitches through a mobile application and a web portal. You will also get SMS and flash message alerts about these. In a novel initiative, the Union power ministry plans to roll out a nationwide SMS-cum-alert messages service to give real-time data on power cuts. Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) would develop the broadcast message service along with a mobile application and web portal. POWER TO THE ...