Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM Narendra Modi, requesting the intervention of the latter’s office for diversion of adequate coal and gas to power plants supplying electricity to the national capital. Earlier last week, Power Minister R K Singh had admitted to the coal shortage at thermal power plants in the country and termed it beyond usual.
Coal shortage crisis seems to be deepening. Recently, Tata Power arm operating in Delhi sent phone messages to its customers to use electricity judiciously in the afternoon referring to the ongoing issue. The SMS stated: “Due to limited coal availability in generation plants across north, power supply scenario between 2 pm to 6 pm is at critical level. Kindly use electricity judiciously. Be a responsible citizen. Inconvenience caused is regretted – Tata Power-DDL.”