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Lights go off at PM house as NDMC areas face power cut

For the first time in many years the Prime Minister’s House experienced what an average Delhiite goes through daily. The PM house on Monday faced power cuts along with the rest of the New Delhi Municipal Council area on Monday. Neelam Pandey reports.

delhi Updated: Sep 07, 2010 00:58 IST
Neelam Pandey

For the first time in many years the Prime Minister’s House experienced what an average Delhiite goes through daily. The PM house on Monday faced power cuts along with the rest of the New Delhi Municipal Council area on Monday. The civic agency’s control rooms were flooded with calls from all quarters including North Avenue, Shahjahan Road, Ashoka Road, Lodhi Colony, Palika, Jor Bagh, Gole Market, Sarojini Nagar among others.

"There was no electricity from 1.30 pm. We registered our complaint to the electricity department and they told us there was some problem with the power supply. Even when the supply resumed, the voltage was very low," said Asha Kumari, a Gole Market resident.

The civic agency’s control room received two complaints from the PM’s house around 2.30 pm. "We got two calls from the PM house telling us there was a power failure. We had forwarded the complaint to the concerned electricity department," said a senior NDMC official. According to the civic agency there were failures from the gas turbine station during the day due to which a number of areas went without power supply.

"Power supply to all our four feeder cables supplying power from the GT Station to various NDMC areas was cut off owing to a technical problem at the source. The fault could have been weather-related and worsened due to the digging work being carried out in the area," said a senior NDMC official. The electricity department of the NDMC is responsible for supplying electricity to all areas under its jurisdiction.

A similar lapse had occurred at the GT Station in July also leading to power cut in the NDMC areas.