South Delhi areas to face power cuts for two weeks

New Delhi: Several areas in South Delhi will face power cuts for next two weeks beginning tomorrow due to a planned shut down of a major transmission line.

A power department official said the 220-KV Badarpur-Okhla line will be closed down to carry out construction activities at the under-construction Metro depot at Sarita Vihar.

"The 220-KV line will be shut down tomorrow and it will be functional on May 18. All the areas in South Delhi, including Grater Kailas, East of Kailas, Vasant Kunj, Munirka, JNU, Okhla, Nehru Place and Tuglakabad will face power cuts due to the shut down," the official said.

However, alternative arrangements are being made to supply power in this locality through other lines. The height of the 220-KV line will be further elevated for easy functioning of the depot.