Mumbai Power Cut Live News Updates: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday took serious cognisance of the power outage in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and ordered an immediate probe into it.
State Energy Minister Nitin Raut said the reasons behind the technical snag that caused power failure in parts of the MMR will be probed once the electricity supply is restored. Thackeray discussed the issue with Raut and asked him to make immediate efforts to restore supply in the MMR.
An official statement said the chief minister took serious note of the power outage and ordered an immediate probe into it.
Train services came to a halt in Mumbai on Monday morning after a grid failure resulted in massive power outages in the city.
The exact reason for the failure was not immediately known, but Western Railway and Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) the state-run discom supplying power blamed Tata Power for the outage.
Maharashtra’s Power Minister Nitin Raut said maintenance work was on in Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company’s 400 kv Kalwa-Padgha centre when the technical fault happened in circuit number 2, which was taking the entire load at the time. “A major part of Mumbai and Thane has been affected due to this, power will be restored in 30-45 minutes,” he said.
Power outages were reported form suburbs like Thane, Panvel, Dombivili and Kalyan as well.
Several parts of Mumbai suffered a massive power outage on Monday morning. Follow this space for the latest updates.
After an hour of massive power outage in several parts of Mumbai, electricity supply was gradually restored in a few areas, including Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, Churchgate in South Mumbai and Mumbra in Thane on Monday afternoon. Efforts are underway to resume services in other affected locations.
Business and daily life in the financial capital as well as train services in several areas came to a grinding halt this morning after a failure in the central grid of TATA Power at Kalwa hit Adani and BEST electricity distribution services in the city. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had said that it would take “45 min to 1 hour to restore the supply”.
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