statesman news service
NEW DELHI, 2 July
People of east Delhi continue to suffer due to power outages. Most tripping was recorded at Sonia Vihar.
However, the officials mentioned that due to unauthorised construction beneath the 220 KV Mandola-Wazirabad circuit, the conductor got damaged at Sonia Vihar causing the tripping. "The snags are recorded in Mandola-Wazirabad circuit and Wazirabad- Geeta Colony circuit due to which the areas of east and central Delhi will be affected," said a power official.
The power outages occurred in the noon for about one hour in East and Central Delhi. Moreover, the tune of 400 MW generation was also affected for two hours. However, to repair the line, emergency shutdown was done causing the load shedding of about 50 MW on rotational basis.
Last week, several parts of east Delhi experienced outages for over five hours due to heavy rains. However, discom officials clarified that the snag was caused due to tree branches falling on two 66KV cables supplying power to Mayur Vihar, Patparganj and neighbouring areas. On the other hand, the Badarpur Thermal Power Station (BTPS) link to Delhi Transco Limited&’s (DTL) Ghazipur 220 KV Grid broke down last Monday night in the Noida segment. It is still under the maintenance of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited and will take another week to get restored. "