Delhi warns of power outages in metro and hospitals due to coal shortage

Delhi warns of power outages in metro and hospitals due to coal shortage

In the face of a deepening crisis of coal shortages, the Delhi government has warned of a possible setback to provide uninterrupted power supplies to key facilities in the capital, including metro trains and hospitals.

Electricity Minister Satiendra Jain held an emergency meeting to assess the situation and urged the center to ensure sufficient coal availability for power plants that power the country’s capital. ..

“Due to the disruption of power from the Dadri-II and Unchahar power plants, there could be a problem with the 24-hour power supply to many critical institutions, including the Delhi Metro and the Delhi Government Hospital,” a government statement said. Says.

Currently, 25-30% of Delhi’s electricity demand is met through these power plants, facing a coal shortage, Jain said.

He said the government is closely monitoring the situation and making every possible effort to prevent people from facing power outages in some areas of the capital.