Delhi reels under massive power cuts

Last Updated: Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 23:19

New Delhi: Delhi continued to reel under
severe power cuts today in the sweltering heat due to gap
between demand and supply as well as technical glitches in
transmission network.

Areas across east, south, west and north Delhi faced
power cuts up to six hours, resulting in inconvenience to the
people.

A technical snag at a 220 KV sub-station near IP power
station, resulted in disruption to supply in several areas of
south Delhi this afternoon for more than 2 hours.

"It was horrific without power in the afternoon. We sweat
like anything. These power cuts should not be continued for
long. It should be addressed," Shiv Ranjan, a south Delhi
resident, said.

Power demand remained high in humid weather and touched
4622 mega watt, however, it was appreciably less than
yesterday`s an all-time high of 4994mw.

The maximum temperature today was 36.3 deg C, but
humidity was 80 per cent that caused uneasiness with lack of
supply doubling people`s discomfort.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 23:19

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