Delhiites continue to face power outages
New Delhi: The national capital continued
to face long outages on Tuesday as demand for power remained high
due to hot and humid conditions prevailing in the city.
Power department officials attributed the loadshedding to
planned shutdown of major transmission lines as well as to
Several areas in South and East Delhi faced a string of
power cuts ranging from one to four hours. South Delhi
experienced outages due to planned shutdown of key
transmissions lines, which were closed to help PWD and other
agencies carry out works related to Commonwealth Games.
Delhi continued to reel under hot and humid conditions
with the mercury touching a high of 40.6 degree Celsius.
Power department officials said the maximum demand today
was recorded at 4,473 mega watt. The power demand in the city
last week had touched an all-time high of 4,668 mega watt.
Officials said the availability of power from generating
stations within Delhi was 1,145 MW while the city got 2,359 MW
from central quota and another 1,190 MW through bilateral
The discoms have arranged additional power to the tune of
1,532 mw in the last 24 hours.
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