Power cuts in several areas in Delhi



New Delhi: Several areas in the city faced power cuts for varying duration as maximum demand remained above 4,500 mega watt for the second successive day on Tuesday.

Many areas in South Delhi including Bhogal, Jungpura Extension, Nizamuddin, South Extension, Saket, Sarojini Nagar faced power cuts due load shedding for one to two hours.

Several areas in East Delhi including Dilshad Garden, Krishna Nagar, Jhilmil, Patparganj also faced load shedding.

The peak power demand had touched an all time high of 4,581 MW yesterday. Today the peak demand was recorded at 4,517 MW.

In view of increasing demand, discom BSES today appealed to its over 25 lakh customers to use electricity judiciously.

The highest demand in the year 2008 was recorded at 4,034 MW while the peak demand in 2006 was 3,626 MW. The power demand in the city has been increasing steadily in the city in the last few years.

PTI