New Delhi - Angry protests broke out in India's capital overnight over power blackouts as summer temperatures soar, fuelling concerns of a repeat of an electricity crisis two years ago, police said on Wednesday.
Residents took to the streets at around midnight on Tuesday in New Delhi's north-east, attacking vehicles as frustration mounts over the power cuts, a senior officer said.
“So far we have arrested three people for damaging a bus and a gypsy (a jeep) while protesting power cuts in Bhajanpura area,” additional commissioner of Delhi police V V Chaudhary told AFP.
Power outages mainly in northern India have been triggered by a spike in demand as temperatures soar, leaving a dilapidated electricity infrastructure unable to cope.
Riots erupted at the weekend in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, with residents storming a substation near the capital Lucknow.