Lucknow: A serious power crisis looms over the city with the demand touching 900 MW against an average power availability around 600 MW. The situation could only worsen if the demand swells to 1800 MW, which is the actual sanctioned load in the city. In that case, the city will reach a situation where the supply is virtually a third
of the city’s total demand. If the government is unable to strengthen the supply mechanism, this will result in prolonged power cuts through official and unofficial rostering in the days to come.