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Chief Secretary issues instructions to overcome power, water short

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, July 6 (UNI) Acting on the acute power shortage facing Delhi over the past weeks, Chief Secretary R Narayanswami today instructed Distcom and Delhi Jal board to do all efforts to mitigate the shortage of water and power in the capital.

At a high level meeting convened this morning with the CEO of the Delhi Jal Board Arun Mathur and Principal Secretary(Power) Rakesh Mehta to take stock of the power situation and discuss ways to overcome the shortage of power and water, the Chief Secretary asked discoms officials to carefully regulate any shedding they may be forced to resort during this period.

As for water pumping, the Chief Secretary said efforts are being made to insulate the water treatment plants at Bhagirathi, Okhla, Chandrawal, Hyderpur, Nangloi and Wazirabad from power interruptions and also to bring in Diesel Generator sets at Booster Pumping Stations in residential colonies.

In this connection, the Chief Secretary also spoke to the Union Power Secretary R V Shahi and requested for his intervention in securing power from alternate sources, given the likely prevalence of the shortages for some more days.

The capital has bee experiencing a severe power crunch in the last few weeks with several areas in Delhi experiencing four to six hours of loadshedding on an average.


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