New Delhi: The power situation in the national capital is getting worse as the shortage of coal is affecting the electricity production at the Dadri power plant.

The power crisis is hovering over Delhi due to disruption of power production at Singrauli, Rihand, Farakka and Kahalgaon power stations.

In the back drop of less power production in Delhi BTPS, gas turbines and Rajbhat power stations, the difference between the demand and supply has come up to 900 MW.

As a result, many parts of Delhi were reeling under darkness for several hours on Friday. According to power distribution companies, the similar situation will arise on Saturday as well.

Due to incessant rainfall in northern India and festive season, the loading of coals were affected which led to declining of power production.

Two days ago, many units of the Singrauli, Rihand, Farakka and Kahalgaon power stations had to be shut down as three units of Dadri power station could not generate electricity.

Meanwhile, shortage of water in the Agra Canal hampered water supply at Delhi-based Badarpur Thermal Power Station (BTPS), gas turbine and Rajghat power stations.

JPN/Bureau