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Power minister warns Delhi to brace for more blackouts

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By Tommy WilkesNEW DELHI (Reuters) - Residents in Delhi should brace for more power cuts amid scorching summer heat, the power minister said on Tuesday, warning that dilapidated power grids could not cope with the extra electricity needed to meet demand.North India has endured a heatwave in the last week, with temperatures in some parts of Delhi reaching a 62-year high.The surge in demand from residents cranking up their air conditioning, and damage to power lines during a recent storm, has overwhelmed the grid, sparking outages across North India and forcing Delhi to introduce emergency ...

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First Published: Tue, June 10 2014. 15:26 IST
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