Power crisis deepens in Rajasthan, Diwali cut may start soon

The power crisis has started increasing again in Rajasthan

Power crisis deepens in Rajasthan, Diwali cut may start soon
File Photo : Power Cricis In Rajasthan

The power crisis has started increasing again in Rajasthan. After the production of 8 power units including 5 super critical generating electricity in Rajasthan was stopped, one unit has been synchronized on Friday evening, one unit of 660 MW of Chhabra Thermal Plant on Friday.  While the remaining units of Suratgarh and Chhabra are expected to be operational by Saturday or Sunday evening.  At present, production is stalled in three units of 1570 MW in Suratgarh, while boiler feed leakage in two units of Chhabra is affecting the production of 910 units, out of which only 660 MW of electricity has been started.
In the midst of power crisis, the state is also facing trouble in getting electricity from open access power exchange and is not getting power at the rate of Rs 12 per unit, while due to power crisis, the scope of power cut has been increased in rural areas, due to this  Due to which there is an undeclared cut of three to four hours.
 RK Sharma, CMD of Rajasthan Vidyut Utpadan Nigam, claims that one unit of Chhabra plant has been commissioned, while the other unit of the other 250 MW unit will also be commissioned by late Saturday evening.  Sharma says that this is a temporary crisis, which will be resolved soon.

Diwali cut may start soon:
Due to power shortage, this time the cut in the name of decorations for Diwali can be started soon. To provide additional power every year on Diwali, electricity is cut and stored. It is about 2 hours in cities and about 3 hours in rural areas.  The deduction is made for 7 to 10 days. But it is expected that this time this cut can be started from next week itself.  Its time in the village can be done for about 5 hours. Whereas in the city the time can be increased to about 3 hours. Officials of the Electricity Department say that there is every hope that everything will be fine soon.