6-hour power cuts today

City discoms announce time out for 'maintenance'

Delhiites in many localities will suffer over six-hour power cuts on Thursday and Friday. All three power distribution companies in Delhi have announced cuts, citing “preventive maintenance.”

The discoms informed Delhi Transco Limited that they will be conducting a “preventive maintenance” for summer, and have to cut power supply in pockets across Delhi.

“For the summer action plan, the discoms are going to resort up to seven-hour- long power cuts in many parts of the city. For most of the power cuts they have cited reason of preventive maintenance, general maintenance and cleaning,” said an official of Transco power transmission company.

BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) supplies power to east and central Delhi, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) to west and south Delhi, and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) to north Delhi.

The average power cut by Reliance Infra-backed discoms BYPL and BRPL will be six hours.  The TPDDL’s will cut power supply for three hours.

Former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had issued orders asking the discoms to upload online the details of scheduled power cuts. But after the fall of his government, the companies are resorting to a number of scheduled power cuts in many areas of Delhi, citing maintenance work.

In east Delhi, parts of Mayur Vihar Phase 1, 2 and 3, Patparganj village, Tirlokpuri, Kalyan Puri, Dilshad Garden, Karkardooma, Dilshad Garden and others will be affected. In central Delhi, parts of Daryaganj, Chandni Chowk, Patel Nagar, Paharganj and others will be affected. The average outage will be six hours in these areas.

In west and south Delhi, parts of Vasant Kunj, Vikaspuri, Saket, Nehru Place, R K Puram, Punjabi Bagh, Khanpur, Dwarka, Palam, Sarita Vihar and others will be affected. The power cuts will on average last six hours.

In parts of Pitampura, Rohini, Bawana, Narela, Keshavpuram, Shalimar Bagh, Bawana, Badli and Model Town will be hit for three hours.

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