Delhiites’ discomfort reached new heights on Monday as they suffered another round of power cuts and maximum temperatures touched a muggy 41.6°C, two degree above normal.
The power department attributed the power cuts to a shortage of supply (around 3,000 MW) in the northern grid, affecting Delhi’s share of 250 MW.
To meet the gap, power distribution companies carried out load-shedding on a rotational basis on Monday.
Panchshil Park, Kailash Colony, Greater Kailash, Pandav Nagar, Prasad Nagar, Dwaraka, Mukherjee Nagar, Rohini, and Pitampura faced power cuts throughout the day.
“Power demand has broken all previous records this year and we are anticipating it to cross 6,000 MW, which will be very difficult to meet,” said a senior power department official.
According to power department officials, rise in humidity levels in the coming days will increase peak load.
The maximum demand for power was 5,642 MW on June 6, the highest in 10 years.