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