Besides, the companies responsible for power distribution works would also be made accountable and answerable.  

Notably, the power crisis got intensified in the national capital after the thunder storm on May 30. The centre is also worried since the issue is being made political.   

If the matter gets overblown, it could have a negative impact on the ruling BJP-led NDA government as well.

Therefore, Power Minister Piyush Goyal had decided to take an initiative on his own in order to resolve the issue. He had earlier met Jung to discuss the measures adopted by him to overcome the power woes.

Thereafter, he went on an inspection drive to review the ongoing work to tackle the power crisis. He has claimed that Power Grid Corporation will repair all the damaged transmission lines by June 22.

Once the damaged lines are restored, parts of East Delhi will get a major relief the most as an additional power of around 150 MW will be provided there.

Talking to the media persons on Monday, Piyush Goyal said that there is an urgent need to find a permanent solution to the national capital’s power woes.

He stated that the Lieutenant Governor was asked to prepare the plan on priority basis to improve the transmission lines and power distribution systems at Delhi.

He further said that if the people of Delhi elect a government, it would help in expediting the process of resolving the power crisis.

It needs to be mentioned here that following the resignation of Arvind Kejriwal as chief minister on February 14, Delhi has been under President's rule.

The Power Minister also said that on June 10, he sought a time of fifteen days to solve all the power woes and power transmission lines would be restored before the expected time.

Last week, the Central government had ordered GAIL to provide natural gas to Bawana power plant for generating additional power of 400 MW in the national capital.

Besides, due to the soaring temperature and humidity level in the national capital in the last twenty four hours, the demand of electricity has increased to around 1,000MW.

JPN/Bureau

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