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Power cuts continue to plague Delhiites

Delhiites continued to suffer from the oppressive heat with one to one-and-half-hour load shedding in almost all parts of the capital.

india Updated: Jul 05, 2006 23:28 IST

Delhiites continued to suffer from the oppressive heat with one to one-and-half-hour load shedding in almost all parts of the capital due to a shortfall of around 600 MW in power supply.

As the temperature hovered around 40 degree Celsius during the day, the power shortfall resulted in load shedding of around 576 MW.

A Transco official said rotational load shedding of up to one-and-a-half hours had to be resorted to in almost all parts of Delhi as the peak demand touched 3262 MW, going up from Tuesday's 3243 MW.

In view of the electricity crisis, Transco was trying to get power from other states like Orissa, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, the official said.

Meanwhile, the Weather Office said the mercury rose to 40 degree Celsius, three notches above normal while the minimum temperature was recorded at 27 degree Celsius.