Amidst the deepening of the crisis of coal shortage, the unit of Tata Power, which is serving in Delhi, has informed its customers by sending a message on the phone. The company has urged judicious use of electricity from Saturday afternoon onwards. A source said Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (DDL), a branch of Tata Power, which primarily operates in North-West Delhi, has sent SMS (messages) to its customers.
The SMS sent on Saturday said, "Due to limited availability of coal at the generating plants in the northern region, the power supply situation between 2 pm and 6 pm is at a critical level. Please use electricity judiciously. Be a responsible citizen. Sorry for the inconvenience - Tata Power-DDL."
Coal stock left in 64 power plants is less than 4 days
TPDDL supplies electricity to the areas of North and North East Delhi. Coal crisis has arisen in the country, due to which power supply is being cut. The festive season has arrived and 64 out of the total coal based power plants in the country have coal stock of more than 4 days. Coal power plants come under the thermal power plant category.
what the government has to say
Earlier last week, Power Minister RK Singh had acknowledged the shortage of coal in thermal power plants in the country and termed it as "beyond normalcy". However, later he had also said that the demand for electricity would subside in the second fortnight of October and the supply of coal to the plants would also improve.
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