Appreciating the initiatives taken by power companies in Delhi, power minister Haroon Yusuf on Tuesday said losses to the tune of 60 per cent during the Delhi Vidyut Board days have come down to 17 per cent now.
He said the power situation in the Capital is much better than all the satellite towns, which are facing hour-long outages.
“The power tariff in Delhi is much lower than several other cities in the country. The sector cannot groom unless the tariff is realistic. Also, the power situation in Delhi is far better than the situation in the other major cities and nearby satellite towns,” said Yusuf at the Delhi Transco Ltd’s 10th Foundation Day.
He congratulated Delhi Transco for successfully supplying 5,642 MW this month. He said the demand for power in Delhi may rise with regularisation of unauthorised colonies.
CMD of Delhi Transco and principal secretary (power) Shakti Sinha said both Delhi Transco and Genco has done a commendable job for the last decade.
“Delhi Transco has proven its credentials by improving its system availability, which is 99 per cent and probably the highest among all state transmission utilities,” said Sinha.
He said Delhi Transco will further strengthen its capacity soon.