According to sources, while the city is reeling under power shortage, close to 220MW - Delhi's share from Jhajjar Power Plant - is being routed to Andhra Pradesh, which is facing an acute shortage of power.
Many areas, particularly in south and east Delhi, were the worst hit. "Power supply to Delhi kept on fluctuating - reducing by as much as 900MW for certain periods," said a power department official.
"Due to a temporary closure of the Agra canal, there has been water shortage. Water is required for cooling. The generation plants within Delhi, including BTPS, Gas Turbine, and Rajghat, were together producing around 310MW less. Generally, they supply around 1100MW to Delhi," added the official.
"There was no electricity at our place for more than two hours. Even when the supply was resumed, the voltage was very low," said Sangeeta Sharma, a resident of Greater Kailash I.
Source- Hindustan Times