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Power cuts begin

Staff Reporter

Sudden shortfall of power supply from the Northern Grid

NEW DELHI: Several parts of the Capital, particularly East, North-East, North-West and South Delhi areas, faced long hours of load-shedding on Tuesday afternoon as there was a sudden shortfall of power supply from the Northern Grid as the Naptha Jhakri hydropower plant was shut in the afternoon.

Though Transco officials said the supply was obstructed for about 30 minutes, sources said the situation remained grim for several hours in the afternoon as there was 400 MW shortfall in supply. To meet the power deficiency situation, load-shedding was done in several parts of the Capital, the most affected being the theft-prone areas, unauthorised colonies and regularised colonies.

Around 1 p.m., the supply of 1300 MW from the Naptha Jhakri plant was suddenly stopped to the Northern Grid. This not only led to shortage in supply to Delhi, but other neighbouring States including Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana were also affected. The situation improved only in the evening after normal supply to the Northern Grid was resumed.

The colonies and areas that remained affected in the Capital due to the shortfall included Sultanpuri, Mehrauli, Shahdara, Mandawali, Kondli, Khichripur, Nangloi, Bawana, Narela, Jehangirpuri, Uttam Nagar, Sultanpuri, Ambedkar Nagar, Tughlakhabad, Najafgarh, Kalyanpuri and Seemapuri.

Meanwhile, a group of women on Tuesday protested at the Laxmi Nagar-Shakarpur Chowk in East Delhi against the change of electricity meters in their areas. Shouting slogans against the private power distribution companies, they blocked the busy Vikas Marg for some time leading to traffic jams in the area.

This is second such incident in the Capital in recent days where residents have taken to the streets to protest against the private companies' move to change meters. Only a couple of days ago, residents of Tilak Nagar had come out of their homes and protested against the power companies.

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