Power Grid failure in Mumbai: Services restored, CM Uddhav Thackeray orders probe
Mumbai : On Monday, the majority of areas in Mumbai had to face electricity cut amid power grid failure, even halting the train services in the financial capital of India. The traffic signals also stopped working in many areas due to power failure. The services have been restored now, but CM Uddhav Thackeray has ordered a probe in the matter.
Union Power Minister RK Singh said a central team is being sent to Mumbai to find out the cause of the outage. "The power supply (in Mumbai) has been restored substantially, out of 2000 MW which went off, about 1900 MW has been restored, the remaining will be restored soon. The national grid is fine, the problem happened in some parts of the state grid," he said.
While the train services were hampered in Mumbai, the airport and stock exchange kept operating amid power outage.
The central and western line train services have been restored. Western Railway said the breakdown was due to a grid failure at Tata Power. Commuters were seen walking on rail tracks.
"The electric supply is interrupted due to TATAs incoming electric supply failure. Inconvenience is regretted," Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) had tweeted.
"Due to a technical glitch in Circuit 2 of the Kalva-Padghe powerhouse, the regions between Thane and Mumbai are facing a power cut. Our staff is working on it and power will be restored in an hour or 45 minutes," Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut said.
For those who were facing difficulties due to power failure, the BMC had issued helpline numbers for quick assistance.