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No blackout in Delhi on Saturday; but NTPC says there's no guarantee for the future
Largest power producer in the country state-run NTPC has warned that if power distribution companies in Delhi do not clear their pending power bills then power supply to Delhi will be stopped resulting in to a power cut of nearly 10 hours in eastern and central Delhi from today onwards.

Although NTPC has not stopped supplying power to the distributors namely BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) and BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) on Saturday, however, according to a highly placed source with in the NTPC, who spoke to us on the condition of anonymity, there is no guarantee for the future.

“So far NTPC has not stopped power supply to Delhi. But we are waiting for the power distributing companies to clear their bills as soon as possible,” said the official.

The official added, “Who is saying that we'll cut the power supplies. Don't know who is spreading such rumours. Look the situation is like this, if you don't pay your phone bill it gets disconnected. Same thing applies here also. If they (distribution companies) don't pay the bills, then we'll see what to do into this matter.”

According to various media reports NTPC which supplies almost half of the electricity to the city has reportedly demanded Rs 179.68 crore immediately from BSES towards energy supply costs. The company has refused to extend payment cycle beyond January 31.

Meanwhile amid looming power crisis in the national capital, the Delhi CM has warned the two power distributors that if they fail to supply power to Delhi, then their licences would be cancelled.

“There are no reasons for power cuts. I want to give them a warning that if they try to create panic in future, the government will take strict action against them,” Kejriwal said to media persons.

He further added that the distributing companies are “blackmailing” the Govt. by threatening of  long power cuts.

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