Delhiites continue to face power outages
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 21:27
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 local faults.

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 arrangements.

The discoms have arranged additional power to the tune of 1,532 mw in the last 24 hours.


First Published: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 21:27

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