Power Grid Corporation of India (PowerGrid), India’s inter-state transmission regulator, has cut down the transmission of power to Delhi by 470MW from Tuesday night.

The utility has reduced the power supply due to unpaid dues of Reliance-owned power discom BSES, but there were no blackouts in the city.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit told Newsline that there were constant payment issues of BSES with NTPC, and now with PowerGrid.

"However, we are working towards resolving them and there has been no power shortage of any kind so far," Dikshit added.

The power utility has cut down power transmission to BSES Rajdhani (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna (BYPL) by 300MW and 170MW, respectively.

Principle Secretary (Power) Shakti Sinha was quoted by Indian Express as saying that the government is facilitating talks to sort out the issue.

"The shortfall is manageable so far and the demand for power is low at the moment. Rs 308 crore outstanding figure is also disputed between the two parties, but we are trying to work out a resolution," Sinha noted.