The eastern suburbs of Bhandup, Mulund and Kanjur, and Thane and Navi Mumbai, which were getting 24 hours of power supply under the zero power cut scheme, are likely to face power cuts again, starting Saturday midnight.
The Maharashtra government approved an average increase of three hours in the duration of power cuts across the state.
The Chandrapur thermal power station that generates 2,000 MW of electricity shut down on Saturday due to water scarcity. This has left the state with an increased daily power deficit of 5,500MW to 6,000 MW.
Urban areas will have four to eight hours of power cuts while rural areas will have 13 to 15 hours of power cuts a day.