Several parts of central and east Delhi suffered due to outages that lasted up to three hours after power supply from the city’s two power plants - Pragati and Rajghat - got affected due to tripping in a 220 KV line running between Mandola and Wazirabad. The snag led to shortage of 432 MW of power supply to the city.
While the power department reported a cut of up to one hour, residents claimed that outages lasted more than two to three hours. Areas affected included Darya Ganj, Jama Masjid, Mayur Vihar, Patparganj, Khajoori Khas, Welcome Colony and Sonia Vihar. The snag took place between 1 and 2pm. The Delhi Transco Limited blamed it on the illegal construction in Sonia Vihar.