The hot and humid weather conditions in the city were made worse by long power cuts and low water supply in several parts of the city on Monday.
As the maximum temperature inched closer to 39.4 degree Celsius,two points above normal,the humidity level rose to 77 per cent.
The city was short of 430 MW of power from the various power stations and also witnessed loadshedding of 100 MW due to a fault in the 220-KV cable on the Badarpur Thermal Power Stations Noida-Ghazipur line.
Delhi is getting 280 MW less from the Maithon power station and 150 MW less from the Naptha Jhakri plant. There is also a shortage of 100 MW due to fault in the BTPS-Noida-Delhi transmission line, a spokesperson for the Delhi Transco Ltd (DTL) said.
A 220 KV cable of BTPS-Noida-Ghazipur line,which belongs to Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Company Ltd (UPPTCL),was damaged on June 11. The DTL has extended technical help to them and also provided them cable and jointing kits to restore supply, the spokesperson said.
Due to shutdown of the line,supply in many areas of East Delhi,including Vivek Vihar,Mayur Vihar-I and II,Patparganj,Ghazipur,Mehrauli,Kandoli,IP Extension and Nand Nagri,was affected.
It is learnt that the UPPTCL is procuring cable and joints from the original manufacturer in the US and the consignment was expected to arrive by Monday evening. If weather conditions remain normal,the restoration work will be completed within the next five days by UPPTCL, the official said.
To minimise the impact of the transmission constraints,discom BSES said it was trying to divert power from other sources.
The impact of the transmission constraint gets magnified especially during the peak hours and it gets difficult to back feed the entire area, a BSES spokesperson said.