Power shortage: Delhi seeks Centre`s help
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 17:16
New Delhi: Concerned over deteriorating power situation, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought Union Power Ministry's intervention to ensure supply of full quota of electricity to Delhi by various central generation plants.

Dikshit said apart from disruption in supply from various generation stations, overdrawing of power by neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and Haryana from the Northern Grid has compounded the situation in Delhi.

"The Centre has already been apprised about the situation. I will also write to Union Power Minister (Sushil Kumar Shinde)," Dikshit said while replying to a question about increasing loadshedding in areas across the city.

The city has been reeling under severe power cuts for last six days following cut in supply of power in the range of 900 to 1,100 MW by various central sector generation companies including country's largest power producer NTPC and hydro power utility NHPC.

Meanwhile, areas across the city continued to face power cuts for upto four hours. Localities in East and North Delhi have been worst affected.

Officials in power department said Union Power Ministry has already been requested to help Delhi in overcoming the situation.

According to the city government, the situation has become more difficult due to overdrawing of huge amount of power from Northern Grid by Uttar Pradesh, which is forcing the city to resort to load-shedding to maintain frequency of the grid.


First Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 17:16

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