Delhi government asks BSES for roadmap to improve power situation

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday sought a complete roadmap with a timeline from BSES power distribution firm to improve the power situation in the national capital.

The decision came in a meeting of Delhi Power Minister Satyendra Jain with officials of two power distribution companies in the city — BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna.

“We told BSES authorities in detail about our concerns regarding power outages in the city. We have asked them to submit us a complete roadmap to improve the power situation in the city. We also demanded them to give us a timeline to streamline the power problems in the capital,” a Delhi government official said.

BSES Chairman Lalit Jalan along with other officials of the power distribution company attended the meeting.

The official said that BSES authorities have assured the government to submit a concrete plan along with a timeline before the next meeting in the second week of July.

“BSES officials briefed us that power outages were occurring only in some pockets of the city. They assured us to identify all the areas where improvement is required and rectify the problem,” the official said.

Earlier this month, Jain had asked industrialist Anil Ambani, chairman of Reliance Group, to come up with a concrete plan on behalf his two power distribution companies (BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna) in the city to address electricity outages.

In the letter, Jain had said the power situation in the city, where BSES is responsible for two-thirds of electricity supply — through BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna — has been seeing unprecedented outages despite the availability of adequate power, and repeated meetings with senior officials, and even warnings.

The peak power demand in Delhi in the month of June was 6,188 Mega Watts whereas normal electricity demand in the city during summers is 5,700-5,800 MW.

–IANS

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