Chennai: Tamilnadu Electricity Minister P Thangamani has said that 2,200 megawatt power was saved in the State during the nine minute ‘lights off’ observed by the people. He further said that in Chennai alone 350 MW power was conserved.
‘As much as 31,000 megawatt was conserved across India during the time,’ he added. Thangamani also said no electric equipment faced damage anywhere in Tamilnadu due to people switching off lights simultaneously.
People swtiched off the lights in their houses yesterday at 9 pm following a request made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He had urged people to switch off the lights at their homes and light up lamps, candles or mobile phone torches for nine minutes at 9 pm on April 5 to display the country’s ‘collective resolve’ to defeat coronavirus.
In a video message of over 11 minutes, Modi also asked people to maintain the ‘Lakshman rekha’ of social distancing by staying indoors and not getting together in groups during the exercise.