Thursday’s thunderstorms may have brought brief respite to the city, but areas in north and northwest of Delhi suffered throughout the night from intermittent power cuts after two of Delhi Transco’s 220 KV transmission towers developed snags due to the storm.
Rohini, Shalimar Bagh, Pitampura and Wazirpur experienced long power cuts and supply to some areas is expected to normalise only by Saturday.
There were reports of outages in east Delhi too, particularly Krishna Nagar, Mayur Vihar, Pandav Nagar and New Ashok Nagar. But BSES Yamuna Power Limited denied this.
The storm also broke down power distribution network in Ghaziabad, hampering supply for the next week. Officials said Indirapuram, Vasundhara, Ramprastha and Vaishali may witness outages up to 16 hours daily.