Till now, in Chennai the official power cut was for 1 hour. From Feb,27,2012 it will be increased to two hours. Other parts of the states the power cut will be for 4 hours. In reality other parts of teh state faces upto 8 to 10 hours power outage.
Apart from these measures industries will get a 1 day power holiday every week!
Bad times for Chennai & rest of Tamilnadu. Everything now depends on new power projects or ending the stalemate in Kudangulam Nuclear plant. Unless central govt gives additional power from its grid, TN is going to suffer for at least 2-3 years( assuming other power plans are setup within this time frame)