New Delhi: The power crisis seems far from getting over due to slackness of the Delhi government and power companies. During an interaction with reporters at the Secretariat, state Power Minister Haroon Yusuf on Monday blamed Uttar Pradesh for power crisis.

“Mayawati government has overdrawn 800-2000 mw power in last three years due to which Delhi is reeling under power crisis,” he said.

Yusuf said he would write to Union Power Minister and pressurize Mayawati through the Centre to stop overdrawing.

The worst affected are north, west and east areas of Delhi.

Currently, there is a demand for 3153 mw in Delhi, which has increased by 20.27 percent against the last year’s demand.

Meanwhile, adding to woes, the strike at Coal India has stopped the supply of coal to power stations which is also affecting the power generation.

Apart from this, the UP government has stopped water supply from Agra canal to Badarpur power plant.

“We are in constant talks with Coal India and NTPC. Around 750 mw power production from the Bawana gas plant will start soon,” added Yusuf.

JPN/Bureau