Over drawing from Northen Grid caused power crisis in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, Apr 30 (UNI) Over drawing from Northen Grid, by states like Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir has caused power crisis in parts of Rajasthan during past 10 days, a power distribution corporation Spokesman said.

The spokesman said, quoting Northern Load Transmission Centre data, that Uttar Pradesh had over drawn 1,224 lakh units during April and posed a serious threat of Grid frequency disruption.

Similarly, Punjab had over drawn 69 lakh units during the month while Jammu and Kashmir had drawn 326 lakh units in excess.

Likewise, Himachal Pradesh overdrawn 162 lakh units followed by Chandigarh (95 lakh units) and Uttarakhand (69 lakh units), the spokesman said.

Contrary to this, Rajasthan maintained the desired Grid discipline and overdrawn only 139 lakh units during the month.

Moreover, at seven occasions Rajasthan had drawn around 600 lakh units less than its allotted quota and thus helped in saving the Grid from being tripped.

Overdrawing by various states had caused power crisis in this state with several cities, including Jaipur, facing frequent trippings and disruption in supply during past 10 days, the spokesman added.

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