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Delhi`s power woes to be over this summer: Dikshit

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 18:21

New Delhi: Delhi Government on Friday said the
capital would not have its usual power woes this summer with
the commissioning of three more power projects soon.

"There will be no major difficulty this summer unlike last
year. From 1,900 MW in 2008, right now the city is producing
over 4,000 MW," Dikshit said, inaugurating a state-of-the-art
66/11 KV Grid sub-station in Dwarka that will improve power
supply to over 20,000 customers in the sub city.
"The 1,600 MW gas-based power plant at Bawana will become
operational in May-June this year. Delhi will also start
receiving 750 MW electricity from the joint venture project
with Haryana government at Jhajjar by July. Another 750 MW
grid will come up in the city soon," she said.

"Last year citizens had to face long spells of power
outages," she said.

The chief minister noted that power thefts in the capital
have come down drastically and that more people are coming
forward to install meters.
“There is now a change in perception. People are ready to
install meters but they want continuous supply of power. From
around 52 per cent thefts in the previous years, it has now
come down to 18-19 per cent.

"More camps should be held where people can purchase the
meters for installation. I have directed the officials in
this regard," she added.


First Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 18:21
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