Delhi Sees Massive Power Outage Due To Fire At Power Grid In UP, Minister Reacts

Atishi said that the city receives 1200 MW of power from the Mandola sub-station, and therefore many parts of Delhi have been affected due to the sudden power outage.
Atishi on Delhi power outage

Atishi on Delhi power outage

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New Delhi: The national capital witnessed a massive power outage on Tuesday in parts of the city and it was all due to a fire at a sub-station of a power grid in Uttar Pradesh. Delhi minister Atishi informed that the power outage in many parts of Delhi from 2:11pm is due to a fire at sub-station of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) in Mandola, UP.
Atishi said that the city receives 1200 MW of power from the Mandola sub-station, and therefore many parts of Delhi have been affected due to the sudden power outage. She added that the restoration process has begun and electricity is now gradually returning to different areas.
"But this major failure in the national power grid is extremely worrying. I am seeking time with the Central Power Minister and the Chairman of PGCIL, to ensure that such a situation is not repeated," the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) minister said.
Addressing a press conference, Atishi said, ".. This is a very serious issue... I will seek time today from the new power minister of the central government Manohar Lal Khattar, the chairman of PGCIL and the chairman of NTPC... "
She added that tThere is very limited electricity production in Delhi and most of it comes from different states. "...It is a matter of great concern that today the national level power infrastructure of our country has failed ..." she said.
This comes amid an ongoing increase in power demand in the city due to rising temperatures. Another concern for the city at the moment is the water scarcity as the requirement for the same has also increased in the city.
Last month, the issue of burning transformers during this intense heat had left residents frustrated as they had to face long hours power outages in those cases. Several residents have complained that they had to face power cuts for as long as 12 hours as the transformers gave up due to overloading. This adds to the struggles of Delhiites who were already reeling under scorching heat.
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