After a few days of relief from incessant power cuts, Delhiites are once again reeling under power shortage.
Several areas in the Capital faced power cuts on Tuesday owing to under frequency and because of two units of Dadri power plant shutting down. Parts of West, East and South Delhi faced frequent power cuts as a result of reduction in power supply.
Production of electricity was affected with two units of Dadri tripping which resulted in a loss of more than 400 MW to the city.
There was no respite on the weather front too with the temperature rising to 41.4 degree Celsius, which was five degrees above normal.
“The voltage was quite low and there were regular power cuts. For few days the power situation had improved but now we are back to square one,” said Juhi Nagpal, a resident of Mehrauli.
Areas such as Dwarka, CR Park, Raja Garden, Rajouri Garden, Palam, Punjabi Bagh, Mayur Vihar, Laxmi Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Jamia Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, New Friends Colony were the most affected.
“Two units of Dadri power plant had tripped due to which power supply was affected. This took place in the afternoon and by evening one of the units had started functioning again. But because of the tripping of these units there was under frequency that resulted in frequent blackouts in many parts of the city,” said a senior official of Transco Ltd.