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West Bengal shocker for Haryana

chandigarh Updated: Jul 04, 2012 18:47 IST

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"West Bengal has refused to give us power as it was also facing high demand for power," a senior official of Haryana Power department said.

Haryana had arranged 800 MW power through various state utilities. About 1200 MW of power is not being generated because of temporary closure of two units of Yamuna Nagar and one unit of Hisar plant.

Because of severe power shortage, people at several places in the state are holding protest rallies and disrupting traffic.

Meanwhile, Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) said it is making every possible effort to meet the increased demand for power to the extent possible.

A spokesman of HPGCL said today that the shortage in supply of electricity was mainly on account of the unprecedented increase in demand which had shot up to 1,600 LU per day due to delayed monsoon, poor coal quality and quantity and not because of the Chinese equipment used in thermal plants as alleged in a section of the media.