Delhi Faces Severe Coal Shortage, May Face Severe Power Cuts, Metros And Hospitals May Also Take A Toll

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Delhi is on a verge on heavy power cuts. There is huge scarcity of coal in the national capital, thereby the place may receive large powercuts. Moreover what is more alarming that basic transport system like Metros and healthcare like hospitals will also face severe powercuts.

According to the daily coal report of the National Power Portal, there is acute shortage of coal at many power stations of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

The Delhi government has informed that only one day’s coal stock is left at the Dadri-II power plant, Unchahar power plant has two days’ stock, three-and-a-half days’ stock is left in Kahalgaon, Farakka has five days’ stock, while Jhajjar (Aravalli) has seven to eight days’ stock left with it.

While coal crisis is threatening to impact power supply, Delhi and many other states are facing severe heatwave conditions. The Met department has said the mercury can rise to up to 46-degree Celsius in Delhi. In the middle of such severe heat, if the power supply is disrupted in Delhi, it will further alleviate the problems of the people.

Delhi’s Power Minister Satyendar Jain held an emergency meeting on the shortage of coal at the Delhi Secretariat on Thursday. He also wrote to the Central government urging the latter to intervene to provide enough coal to the power plants supplying electricity to the national capital. The minister said that at present, there is acute shortage of coal in various thermal power plants.

Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times

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