NEW ELHI: Several areas of Delhi experienced power outages on Friday morning due to heavy rainfall, according to officials. The disruptions were attributed to technical issues and preventive measures taken in waterlogged regions, as stated by representatives from the city’s power distribution companies (discoms).
Inhabitants of Dwarka, Jangpura, and Laxmi Nagar reported that their electricity was cut off as soon as the rain started in their respective areas.An official from a discom explained that the rainfall caused damage to power lines, poles, and other infrastructure across various parts of the capital, resulting in the outages. However, repair work to restore the supply was initiated promptly, the official added.
In numerous areas, the power supply was temporarily suspended to avoid incidents of electrocution, as per the official’s statement. The heavy rains that pounded Delhi in the early hours of Friday led to waterlogged roads throughout the city and caused a section of the roof at Terminal 1 of the Delhi airport to collapse.
“The Safdarjung weather station recorded 153.7 mm of rainfall, which began around 3 am.” The India Meteorological Department classifies very heavy rain as precipitation ranging from 124.5 to 244.4 mm in a single day.