New Delhi: The VVIP areas in central Delhi went without power for hours on Tuesday, affecting functioning of offices and troubling people who are already braving sweltering heat.
People, who ventured out of their offices as air conditioners did not work, also had to suffer due to the heat and humid weather in the city, which is anxiously awaiting monsoon that has missed the usual June 29 onset.
Though senior New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) officials said there were no long outages in the area, people claimed there were power cuts during day in the past one week.
They also complained about low voltage at times, which resulted in non-use of equipment like air-conditioners.
A senior NDMC official said they were not getting enough power for supply and this has resulted in power cuts and sometimes to reduce voltage.
However, NDMC spokesperson Amit Prasad said there were no major problems and the power situation was normal.
"There could be some technical problem here and there and it is being attended to immediately. The load is increasing and it sometimes results in tripping leading to power cuts. But these things are being attended to immediately," he said.
Many offices on the Parliament Street went without power for hours during the day.
"There was no power for hours in the office and when it came, the voltage was less. We could not run the air- conditioner. It is very uncomfortable," said an employee of a bank situated on the Parliament Street.