New Delhi: The power crisis in Delhi because of coal shortage is widenuing. On Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Twitter that the national capital could face a power crisis.
Kejriwal said he was keeping a close watch on the situation and attempts were being made to avoid it.
He also posted a letter that he had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in the matter.
In his letter, he wrote that this was the third consecutive month of coal shortage which had started in August. This has affected the power generation from the major Central Generating Plants supplying power to NCT, he wrote.
He pointed out that as per the daily report of coal stock, three stations have 1 day’s stock left while one, Singrauli, has 4 days’ stock left. Mejia has none.
Kejriwal added that gas plants supplying power did not have adequate APM gas to run at full capacity.
He requested for adequate coal to be diverted from other plants to the ones supplying power to Delhi, allocation of APM gas. He also sought for maximum rate of power to be capped to discourage profiteering.
Earlier, Tata Power sent messages to its customers urging them to use electricity judiciously in wake of the current power crisis. Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd distributes power in northwest areas.
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