Power Supply

  • SC verdict on coal block cancellation will lead to short-term disruption of power: Piyush Goyal September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Supreme Court hearing on the 218 illegally allocated coal blocks is to be delivered on September 9, Power Minister Piyush Goyal told CNN-IBN that even if the apex court decides to cancel coal blocks, it would only lead to a short-term disruption of power. He added...
  • Mumbai: BMC disconnects power supply to Campa Cola Society June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: As scheduled, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials reached the Campa Cola Society on Monday morning and as promised, the residents let them enter the complex after a stand off of over three days. The BMC officials disconnected power supply to the illegal flats as part of the eviction process. They...
  • Residents suffer power cuts in 'power surplus' MP June 15, 2014

    While on one hand Madhya Pradesh is acting as power surplus state by supplying power to states like Delhi and Bihar, the people of state capital are forced to face unscheduled power cuts on regular basis. The situation is no different in other parts of the state. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan...
  • Jayalalithaa's 24x7 power supply promise falls short in TN's Kanchipuram June 10, 2014

    Kanchipuram: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had promised that there would be no power cuts from June 1 in the state. While cities like Chennai and Coimbatore are largely free of power cuts, CNN-IBN did a status check on the power situation in the silk town of Kanchipuram. Just...
  • Delhi's power cuts due to inadequate transmission lines June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: With Delhi-ites facing long hours of power cuts in the sweltering summer, the Power Ministry has blamed the lack of adequate transmission lines for the crisis. As per top ministry officials, transmission lines have not been completed on time and are the main reason for the shortages in the...
  • Delhi: Several areas without electricity after deadly dust storm May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: People in several areas of Delhi had a harrowing time as power supply was snapped for over 17 hours after a powerful dust storm damaged the electricity network on Friday evening. There was no power in areas like Dwarka, Rohini, Jahangirpuri and some parts of east and outer...
  • 24x7 power supply: What other states can learn from Gujarat, Tamil Nadu May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: After Gujarat, Tamil Nadu will enjoy uninterrupted power supply beginning June 1 while Uttar Pradesh reels under long power cuts. The question is whether both Gujarat and Tamil Nadu have found a permanent solution to their power woes and can be model states for the rest of India....
  • Water, power cuts in areas where NCP-Congress didn't get votes: BJP May 24, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP on Saturday accused the Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra of indulging in "vendetta politics" by cutting off water/power supply to the areas where the ruling alliance did not get votes. "The Congress-NCP government should stop this demonic behaviour and remember that they have to face Assembly polls in four months,"...
  • NTPC gives power supply suspension notice from Feb 11 to BSES Rajdhani February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Thermal Power Corporation has given an electricity supply suspension notice from February 11 to Delhi utility BSES Rajdhani. On Friday, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) had threatened to stop power supply to the BSES Yamuna, which caters to central and east Delhi. The regions could face...
  • Delhi to pay 6-8 pc more for power, yet face cuts as discoms fail to pay dues February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: If you stay in Delhi, get ready to pay more for electricity from Saturday. The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Friday hiked the power surcharge for the three distribution companies in the capital by 6 to 8 per cent. The BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), the BSES Rajdhani...
  • Delhi: Power companies increase surcharge, tariff to go up from Feb 1 January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites will have to pay more for electricity from February 1 as power companies on Friday increased the surcharge. BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) have increased surcharge by 8, 6 and 7 per cent respectively. The move came...
  • Vasundhara Raje asks officials to ensure 24-hour domestic power supply January 8, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday asked officials to ensure round-the-clock domestic power supply and six-and-a-half hour uninterrupted electricity supply to farmers. Speaking at the inaugural session of two-day Collectors and SPs conference in Jaipur, the Chief Minister also directed them to effectively monitor water projects and ensure proper arrangements...
  • Will provide 24-hour power supply this year: BJP January 3, 2014

    The Rajasthan government on Thursday said that 24-hour power supply would be ensured for all in the state this year, as promised in the BJP's election manifesto, a minister said. Once the state achieves self-reliance in electricity generation, power would be supplied for all for 24 hours during this year, Rajasthan Energy Minister Gajendra Khimsar said. To achieve...
  • Farmers to get 7-hour power supply a day: Minister December 24, 2013

    Farmers in Rajasthan will get six to seven hours electricity daily from Tuesday and the state government has granted an additional Rs 300 crore fund for the purpose, newly appointed Energy Minister Gajendra Singh Khinvsar said. "Presently, farmers are supplied electricity for around five hours in a day, and arrangements are being...
  • Congress MLA on indefinite fast demanding electric crematorium December 9, 2013

    Congress MLA from Jamshedpur West assembly constituency, Banna Gupta on Monday sat on indefinite fast in support of his long-standing demand for setting up of a electric crematorium in Sonari and uninterrupted power supply in densely populated Sonari, Kadma and its adjoining areas in Jamshedpur. Hundreds of supporters also took part...
  • Power hit in AP as employees join protests, curfew in Vizianagram October 7, 2013

    Hyderabad: Several districts in Andhra Pradesh remain on the edge as anti-Telangana forces have stepped up their agitation. The state is facing a power crisis with over 50,000 workers from the power sector having joined anti-bifurcation protests. Generation and supply of electricity was severely affected in several parts of Coastal Andhra...
  • After hiccups, Haryana plant starts power generation September 25, 2013

    Chandigarh: After facing technical problems, the two units (of the 600 MW each) of the Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Project in Haryana have achieved the generation target, an officer said Wednesday. The plant, situated in Hisar which is some 200 km from here, will generate power for Haryana, Delhi and other...
  • Patna: Power board employees cut supply after clash with police September 14, 2013

    Patna: There is major power crisis in Patna after employees of the Bihar electricity board cut power supply to the entire city. This after some electricity board employees were beaten up and arrested by the Patna police. The employees are reportedly planning an indefinite strike. The agitation by power board...
  • 8-hour-long power cuts in Kanpur, residents troubled September 3, 2013

    Frequent power cuts in the city has rendered locals and businessmen helpless giving them no respite in this hot weather. "Six to seven hours of power cuts are regular. However, when the grid frequency goes down we are forced to cut the power supply," said SN Bajpayi, MD Kanpur Electricity Supply...
  • Rural areas in Bihar will get 8-hour power supply: Nitish Kumar July 28, 2013

    Facing drought-like situation in major areas of the state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday ordered to supply eight hours of uninterrupted power supply in rural areas for agricultural purposes. He gave the instruction after a review meeting in which senior officials of all the departments were present, an official release...
  • Moradabad: People vandalise electricity office over poor power supply July 19, 2013

    Moradabad: Locals in Moradabad vandalised the town's electricity office on late Thursday after they were irked by erratic power supply. The police stood helplessly after the angry locals entered the electricity office on late night. Residents have complained of the erratic electricity supply over the past several years. Police said that...
  • UP govt restores 24X7 power supply to Rae Bareli, Amethi April 13, 2013

    Lucknow: Pushed on the backfoot after "strong political reactions" from New Delhi, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday restored 24x7 power supply to Rae Bareli and Amethi - parliamentary constituencies of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. While the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) had confirmed on Thursday that power cuts...
  • Amethi, Rae Bareli lose 24x7 power supply April 12, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh has ended 24x7 power supply to Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented in Parliament by Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, indicating a rift between the Samajwadi Party and the Congress. The move was taken by the Uttar Pradesh Power Corp Ltd, officials said on Friday. The nine-month-old decision to...
  • Abdullah flags grid balancing issue for renewable energy April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Increasing renewable energy supply requires a favourable policy environment which can encourage private investment, New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah said in Delhi on Monday. "In fact, in India much of the renewable energy development - especially that which is grid-connected - has taken place with private...
  • Vedanta group's copper plant ordered to be shut down March 31, 2013

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on Friday ordered closure of the Tuticorin copper smelting plant of Sterlite Industries, part of Vedanta Resources group, with immediate effect, and power supply to the plant has been cut off, a company official said. "The TNPCB issued the order to shut down...
  • Power supply in Pakistan restored February 25, 2013

    Islamabad: Power was restored in cities across Pakistan on Monday morning after the collapse of national grid on Sunday night, plunging most of the country into darkness for several hours. Authorities said that they have restored power in several areas of the largest cities, including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, though...
  • All villages will get uninterrupted power by June: MP CM January 21, 2013

    Indore: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said all villages in the state would get uninterrupted electricity by June. "All villages in the state will get uninterrupted power supply from June," Chouhan said. "Jabalpur has become the first district in the state receiving 24-hour power supply from...
  • UP: HC questions 24-hour power supply to VIP districts September 25, 2012

    Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has questioned the 24-hour power supply to the VIP districts in Uttar Pradesh. These include power supply in Amethi, Raebareli, Etawah, Kannauj, Mainpuri and Ramnagar. Amethi is Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's constituency, Raebareli is Sonia Gandhi's while Etawah and Mainpuri are...
  • Delhi blames neighbouring states for power crisis July 31, 2012

    New Delhi: After hours of blackout due to a breakdown of the Northern Grid early on Monday, power supply was restored to almost 80 per cent areas of Delhi by noon, officials said. Delhi blamed Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh for overdrawing power that caused the grid's collapse. "At 2:33 a.m....
  • Northern Grid completely restored: PowerGrid Corp July 30, 2012

    New Delhi: PowerGrid Corp CMD RN Nayak on Monday evening said that the Northern Grid, which collapsed early morning, has been completely restored. The Northern Grid, which caters to power supply in nine states and Union Territories - Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir...