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Amid heat wave, long power cuts in West, South Delhi

delhi Updated: Apr 15, 2010 00:42 IST
HT Correspondent

Power cuts are back with a bang. South and West Delhi areas suffered four to six hours of outages between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon — at a time when north India had been engulfed by a record-breaking heat wave-like condition.

In Dwarka, there was blackout in some areas between midnight and 5 am while some other areas went without power from 5.30 am onwards.

"We could not sleep all night," said Priya Pathaniya, an MNC executive in Dwarka's Sector 10.

"Delhi's power companies are back to their old tricks."

BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd, the biggest discom in whose areas the powercuts occurred, said a power supply line of Delhi Transco tripped due to some "technical constraints".

But power department officials clarified the tripping lasted less than an hour.

"They tripped four times and none of the tripping was for more than an hour," said Rishi Raj, Transco spokesman.

The total demand on Wednesday was merely 3,459 MW, highly manageable, considering Delhi's discoms have assured they have all the power available to them.