Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the national capital may face a power crisis and his government was taking adequate steps to avoid such a situation.
He said he has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in making adequate arrangements for coal and gas to the generating plants that supply electricity in the city.
Kejriwal tweeted, “Delhi may face power crisis. I am personally keeping a close watch on the situation. We are trying our best to avoid it. In the meantime, I have written a letter to the Hon’ble PM for his Personal intervention sought,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted. .
Delhi may face power crisis. I am personally keeping a close watch on the situation. We are trying our best to avoid it. Meanwhile, I wrote a letter to the Hon’ble Prime Minister seeking his personal intervention. pic.twitter.com/v6Xm5aCUbm
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 9, 2021
In his letter to PM Modi, the Delhi CM said that the city has been facing coal shortage since August.
“I draw your attention to the current coal shortage situation which continues for the third consecutive month since August/September,” the letter said.
“This has affected power generation from major central generating plants supplying electricity to Delhi,” it said.
Mr Kejriwal requested the Prime Minister’s intervention to move enough coal from other plants to plants like Dadri-II and Jhajjar TPS, which are supplying to Delhi.
He also requested for allotment of gas to Bawana, Pragati-1 and GTPS which supply electricity to the city.