New Delhi: Delhi and various other areas in neighbouring states faced a power cut for the second successive day today as the Northern Grid failed again.
Top officials said the grid failed at around 1:30 PM following which power supply snapped in all areas of the national capital.
Entire north India had plunged into the worst power crisis in a decade yesterday throwing normal life out of gear for several hours in eight states due to collapse of the Northern Grid.
At around 1:30 PM, Delhi had a demand of around 4,000 MW out of which only 38 mega watt was being supplied at around 1:45 PM.
While the Northern Grid collapsed for the second time in two days, the Eastern transmission lines too failed this afternoon, said officials at the Power Ministry and electricity companies.
Power supply was disrupted in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, Assam and Punjab, among other states. “Yes, I’ve heard that the Northern and Eastern grids have failed. We are looking into the matter. We are inquiring,” Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said.
The power crisis led to immediate shut-down of Delhi Metro lines in the national capital, while a host of other services including Railways were also affected.
“We are again having problems in Northern Grid,” K Soonee, CEO of Power System Operating Co (PSOC) said. Power Ministry officials said that Eastern Grid has also failed. The reasons for the grid failure were not immediately known.
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