Kolkata: Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) met the highest ever demand for electricity in the city on Wednesday.It is said the demand was triggered by a soaring mercury. According to CESC, at 3:30 pm, on Wednesday, the demand of power reached up to 2319 Mega Watt (MW), which is reportedly an all-time high demand for electricity in Kolkata. According to a source, as the temperature since the past few days has been hovering around 36 degree Celsius, use of air conditioners in the households has increased which led to an increase in consumption of electricity. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaVarious shops owners claim sale of air conditioners in the past few months have gone up reasonably. Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation claimed that on May 10 at 3:45 pm demand of power had reached 2315 MW which was the highest in the summer till Wednesday. On May 18, the demand for electricity was 2228 MW whereas on the next day demand was dropped to 1732 MW. According to CESC officials, despite the summer has prolonged and the temperature is continuously rising, the Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation is ready fulfill the soaring demands of electricity even if such situations crop up in future.
Locals are forced to tie their cars to lamppostsCredit:SWNS England’s steepest street has been named by the Ordnance Survey for the first time as as a hill in Bristol, where residents tie their cars to lampposts to stop them from rolling away.Bristol’s residential Vale Street has the steepest gradient in England with a slope of 22-degrees. It measures in at four degrees steeper than Old Wyche Road in Worcestershire at 17.54 degrees, and is followed by roads in Sheffield, Lincoln and Dorset.Mat Goren, who lives on the street, said the only way to tackle the hill was to walk up it “like a mountaineer, with a slow pace”.Fellow resident Julie Wheat, who has lived on the street for two decades, said driving and parking on the street were particularly problematic. “You whack [the car] into first gear, put your foot down and hope nobody is coming down because once you have started, you have just got to keep going,” she said.A spokesman for the Ordnance Survey said: “The calculation first involved defining the steepest section of the road, then cutting it into 5m chunks, then applying more software to interpret the maximum and average slope data from the grid for each 5m piece of road. “Then the results have been put back together to give the average slope across the length of each road.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.