Large parts of the Capital faced power cuts for as long as six hours on a hot Sunday afternoon on account of faults in the system.
According to Power Department officials, two 220 kV grids of Delhi Transco Limited developed snags, which resulted in power cuts and a power carrying line of the U.P. Power Corporation also developed a glitch that led to load-shedding. A 220 kV grid station in Bamanuli developed a glitch that took several hours to rectify, officials said. This led to power outage in several areas including Jawaharlal Nehru University, Vasant Kunj, Adhchini and adjoining areas. Residents of Nizamuddin, Jangpura, East of Kailash, Lajpat Nagar and adjoining areas also faced power cut in the afternoon when a 220 kV grid on Lodhi Road tripped. “The problem was identified and quicklyrestored,” said an official.
A conductor that got damaged along the Badarpur Thermal Power Plant-Noida-Ghazipur line of the U.P. Power Corporation caused outages in large parts of East Delhi including Mayur Vihar, Ghazipur, Khichripur and adjoining areas. Work to restore power supply went on till late at night.
The peak demand on Sunday was 4,703 MW and the city's total generation stood at 1,138 MW.
Heat wave unabated
It was a hot weekend in the Capital as Sunday brought no relief from the heat wave with the temperature climbing to 43.6 degrees Celsius, a notch higher than Saturday's 43 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature settled at 32.7 degrees Celsius.
As for Monday, the temperatures are likely to remain the same. The weatherman has forecast a maximum temperature of 43 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 33 degrees Celsius with a partly cloudy sky and sundry development in some areas.