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Power cuts: Should Mumbai be spared?

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April 17, 2007 08:50 IST
Maharashtra is reeling under a severe power shortage, like many other states in India.

Considering this, it is almost impossible to believe that Maharashtra was a power surplus state not too long ago. With a shortfall of 5,000 MW of power, all cities in Maharashtra face up to six hours of power cut and rural areas are in the dark for 16 hours daily.

Tata Power and Reliance Energy have so far have spared Mumbai from power cuts.

Should Mumbai, like the rest of Maharashtra, also be subject to load shedding? Or should the financial capital of India be spared of power cuts?

How can Maharashtra -- and indeed, India -- tide over this power crisis?

Tell us your views.