If you have been hit by power cuts for the past five days during the festive season, be prepared for more outages in the coming days.
Supply to the city has been affected by a shortfall of at least 1,000 MW due to a shortage of coal and water for several plants selling power to Delhi.
This is 25% of Delhi’s total power requirement of around 4,000 MW at this time of the year.
“There is no coal available to start power generation. We are in talks with coal companies and are hoping that the situation will improve within three days. There is no technical snag or any other problem on our front,” said a National Thermal Power Corporation official requesting anonymity.
The worst affected areas in south Delhi like Chittaranjan Park, Greater Kailash I and II and Defence Colony and east Delhi areas like Mayur Vihar and IP Extension have been facing power cuts lasting upto four hours.
“The power tariff has increased significantly and even after that we have to endure such long power cuts. It is completely unacceptable,” said Ranjeet Singh, a resident of East of Kailash.