Parts of south Delhi experienced outages on Tuesday morning after Delhi Transco Limited’s 220-KV grid at Masjid Moth tripped due to a technical fault.
A power department official said two transformers tripped in one grid in South Delhi.
“Delhi’s peak power demand on Tuesday clocked 5,642MW at 3.27 pm – highest ever this time of the year. Last year, Delhi’s peak demand in the third week of May (May 18) had clocked 5,027MW. – an increase of over 12%. The highest ever power demand was witnessed in 2014 at 5,925MW,” the official said.
Residents of areas such as Greater Kailash, Saket, Gulmohar Park and Hauz Khas among others had a harrowing time amid the sweltering heat and two hours of no electricity
“The power supply has been very erratic in our locality for the past one week. There have been power cuts for three to four hours. The dependence of people on electricity increases during summer and such power cuts add to our trouble,” said BK Sinha, resident of Freedom Fighter Enclave.
Some residents said the power companies should inform people about outages in advance.
“There was power cut in the area between 8-9 am. We got to know that the power distribution company was carrying some maintenance work at the Okhla power distribution plant. But the mercury soared to above 43 degree celsius in Delhi and it is really difficult to spend even one hour, without electricity,” Jayant Shakdher, president of Gulmohar Park RWA, said.