Even as the entire city stayed glued to television sets watching the World Cup Final match, some households in South Delhi had to remain in darkness for some time in the evening, thanks to power cut.
Around 7pm, houses in Gulmohar Park plunged into darkness, leaving cricket fans shocked and angry. “There was no power for more than 30 minutes. Some houses which had inverted could watch the match,” said PN Gupta of Gulmohar Park Residents’ Welfare Association.
“Some of us went to our neighbour’s houses which had inverters. But luckily the power cut was not for long,” said Shivaji Purohit, another local resident. Some of the adjoining areas like Arjun Nagar and Safdarjung Enclave also suffered power cuts for a brief period.
“We were scared that there would be a power cut in the evening also,” said Khogendra Singh, a resident of Arjun Nagar.
Other South Delhi Areas like Greater Kailash-I, Saidul Ajab, Sunlight Colony, Zamrudpur and Kailash Colony also witnessed short power cut during the day and once in the evening. Sources at Delhi Transco attributed that to minor fault that was restored.