Mumbaikars continue to face a harrowing time as waterlogging, frequent power cuts and traffic snarls caused by incessant rain since Tuesday morning has badly hit vehicular movement and train services across the city.
Fewer power cuts are likely in India this summer after a surge in output at Coal India helped generators amass record stocks, a turnaround for Narendra Modi who had to battle a power crisis within months of becoming prime minister last May.
Peak power deficit in the country reduced to 3.3 percent last month due to improved coal supplies, generation capacity addition and connectivity of the southern transmission network with the National Grid.
With coal unions across the country planning to go on a 5-day strike starting Tuesday in protest against the coal block allocation ordinance, India may face long power cuts for the next one week or so.
Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today took on BJP over the water and power problems being faced by the national capital, saying the party had "nexus" with discoms and so it was not solving the issue.
Congress launched its 10-day long agitation against the power and water crises in the national Capital, during which they burnt the effigies of Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Keeping up its offensive over long power outages and water crisis in the national capital, Congress held a protest in Karol Bagh area of central Delhi and demanded immediate intervention of the Centre to address the problems.