`Overdrawing by neighbouring states causing power cuts`
New Delhi: With several parts of the
national capital reeling under frequent power cuts, Delhi
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today blamed overdrawing of
power from the northern grid by neighbouring states for load
shedding in the city.
"Load shedding is taking place because of overdrawing of
power by neighbouring states from the northern grid," Dikshit
said when asked about frequent outages in several areas of the
city with durations ranging from one to four hours.
"In some areas load shedding is taking place because of
local faults also," Dikshit said.
In April, the Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had written a
letter to Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde requesting
him to direct states like Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab
not to overdraw power from the northern grid.
In a recent meeting with officials of such states,
Delhi`s Power Secretary Rajendra Kumar had requested them not
to overdraw power beyond their allocated quota saying it put a
lot of pressure on the grid.
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