Mumbai outage: Major power cut in several areas due to grid failure

Many areas in Mumbai faced a power outage on Monday morning due to grid failure. The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST), which is responsible for supplying power to Mumbai, has confirmed the development.

“Due to grid failure, the supply of power in the city is disrupted,” a Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport [BEST] spokesperson confirmed.

The electric supply is interrupted due to TATAs incoming electric supply failure. Inconveniences is regretted,” it posted on Twitter.

The electric supply is inttruptted due to TATAs incoming electric supply faiure.
Inconveniences is regretted.

— BEST Electricity (@myBESTElectric) October 12, 2020

Maharahtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut said that power services will be restored in around one hour, adding that the government’s efforts are going on.

Juhu, Andheri, Mira Road, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Panvel were the worst affected areas due to power cut.

Western Railway local trains shut between Churchgate to Vasai railway station after Mumbai Metropolitian Region (MMR) also experienced a power outage.  “Mumbai Suburban trains on CR held up due to grid failure. We will update ASAP. Kindly bear with us” the public relations office of the central railway said. On Central Railway, trains are not running between CSMT and Diva; while on Western Railway, train services are halted between Churchgate and Vasai.

“In view of interruption in Traction power at 10.05 hrs due to Grid failure of Tata Power company, services between Churchgate & Borivali are suspended. It shall be resumed as soon as traction power supply is restored. Commuters are requested to cooperate. However, Power supply, from MSETCL available at Vasai Road & it has been extended to work essential suburban trains between Borivali to Virar section. Efforts are on to start services in Churchgate- Borivali section. Commuters are requested not to panic & maintain social distancing,” said Sumit Thakur, CPRO, Western Railway in a statement.

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