Future looks dark as power cuts hit businesses

Chef Mostafizur Rahman fears for the future of the Kasturi Restaurant
Chef Mostafizur Rahman fears for the future of the Kasturi Restaurant
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TRADERS in the West End say they are fearing for their futures after a series of power cuts.

Businesses in Shandwick Place were plunged into darkness during the latest blackout at 9.30am yesterday after a basement sub-station flooded following heavy rain. Around 35 premises were forced to close their doors for two hours before the supply was restored.

Mostafizur Rahman, chef at Kasturi Restaurant, said: “We were just surviving before with all the tram works. Something like this, on top of everything else, means we may not be able to continue trading.”

A ScottishPower spokeswoman said: “The cut was due to flooding of a sub-station but the supply was restored to all affected premises by noon. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”