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Power crisis to continue in Delhi: Dikshit


New Delhi: The power crisis in the national capital, which has left residents fuming, is likely to continue for a few more days following abnormal increase in the power consumption this year, Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit said Tuesday.

Dikshit who reviewed the power situation in a meeting attended by Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta, other senior officials and representatives of the private power companies, said the government has asked the power companies to buy as much power as needed to meet the demand.

“The whole country is going through a very prolonged dry spell associated with unprecedented high temperatures and humidity and abnormal increase in power consumption in Delhi in comparison to last year. This has resulted in power cuts in certain areas,” Dikshit told reporters after the meeting.

Many parts of the capital are witnessing massive power cuts ranging from four to eight hours. The power demand in the capital has risen to 4,000 MW against the average 3,500 MW.

“Despite the best efforts of the Delhi government and the power sector companies in Delhi, the difficulties are likely to continue for a few more days and the rotational load shedding of maximum two hours each is also likely to continue for a few days in such a situation. The people are requested to kindly bear with this unprecedented situation,” said Dikshit.