Large parts of Chandigarh have been left without electricity and water for over 36 hours after a major power outage following a three-day strike by electricity department workers.
Thousands of homes have been without power and water supply since Monday evening and traffic lights are not working in many areas in the city. Government hospitals have rescheduled surgeries.
The Chandigarh Health Services Director Dr Suman Singh told PTI: "We have a backup plan like we have generators. But you cannot put 100 per cent load of a hospital on a generator. So, we had to reschedule or postpone our planned surgeries."