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‘Crisis can’t be solved overnight, we can only hope it ends soon’

Interview with RK Arora, chief engineer (commercial), Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam.

india Updated: Oct 13, 2011 00:55 IST

Do you have something to assure residents of the Millennium City that situation will be solved shortly?
No, we can’t say that the problem will be solved immediately. But I am sure that it will be solved at the earliest. We are not responsible for the present power crisis. It is the Centre, which is supplying less than the required quantity. It may be because of disruption in coal supply from various states.

DHBVN has alleged that the problem is on part of the transmission company. Do you think so?
No, this is not correct. The problem is at power generation level and due to short supply of power from the central grid. The entire state is reeling under power crisis, not one part or city, that means various thermal plants are not functioning properly.

How the shortage of power is affecting the whole situation?
All power stations such as Panipat, Hisar, Yamuna Nagar and Jhajhar are badly affected, especially the Khedar at Hisar and Yamuna Nagar. The Jhajjar thermal plant is also being affected for some time. We are, in fact, not in a position of damage control, and hope the situation will improve as early as possible.

First Published: Oct 13, 2011 00:54 IST