As the capital city New Delhi is experiencing an extreme shortage of coal, the government has announced for a possible setback in power in many establishments, including metro lines and hospitals on Thursday.
Shortage of Coal in power plants
According to Satyendra Jain who is the power minister of the state, a meeting was conducted to assess situation and further a decision was made requesting for the union government to supply adequate amount of coal to power plants to generate electricity.
As per reports from the government officials, “due to disruption of power supply from Dadri-II and Unachahar power stations, there may be a problem in 24 hour power supply to many essential institutions including Metro and Hospitals.” At present, Delhi is facing an acute shortage of coal as many as 25 to 30 % of the electricity demand is met through power plants. The government is making every possible effort to prevent blackout in the city during the scorching summer months.
The entire plants of the country are grappling with the shortage of coal supply. The summer months has in fact triggered the effect even further as the country manages to meet the electricity demand.
Arvind Kejriwal has raised his concern over the matter and has reached out to the centre for its help. With the increase in the temperature around the capital and expected heatwave to continue for few more days, the temperature sore as high as 44 to 45 degree Celsius.