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Mumbai power outage highlights: CM Uddhav Thackeray calls for urgent meeting

After nearly 2.5 hours, power was restored city's western suburbs and neighbouring regions such as Thane and Mulund.

By Harshit Sabarwal,hindustantimes.com | Updated: Oct 13, 2020 08:12 IST
Mumbai power outage highlights: CM Uddhav Thackeray calls for urgent meeting
Commuters wait outside Andheri station after power failure in many parts of Mumbai. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

On Monday at around 10 am Mumbai witnessed a major power outage due to grid failure. Power supply was affected in neighbouring regions of Thane, Navi Mumbai and other areas belonging to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Local trains came to a halt with Western and Central Railway suspending their services.

Schools across the city cancelled their classes, exams and other events owing to power outage and those working from home faced issues due to non-availability of internet. Hospitals especially those catering to coronavirus (Covid-19) patients were surviving on power back up. In view of this, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) directed all hospitals in the city to get diesel supply for at least eight hours to ensure there is not power cut.

After nearly 2.5 hours, power was restored city's western suburbs and neighbouring regions such as Thane and Mulund. Maharashtra energy minister Nitin Raut said that power supply to railways has been restored. Western and Central Railway both resumed their train services accordingly.

Meanwhile, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray took note of the incident by announcing a probe and further asked officials to provide alternative arrangements and ensure that people do not face any kind of hardship.

03:00 PM IST

Power supply in Mumbai restored partially

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: Union Power Minister RK Singh

02:53 PM IST

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray calls for a meet over power outrage

Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has convened an urgent meeting to take stock of the situation after power outage in Mumbai and surrounding areas. Energy minister Nitin Raut, senior government officials to attend.

02:03 PM IST

Full supply restoration will take another two hours, says MSETCL

The Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company (MSETCL) on Monday said that full supply restoration across Mumbai will take another two hours.

01:24 PM IST

CM Uddhav Thackeray announces probe into incident

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray took note of the power failure in Mumbai by announcing a probe into the incident. Thackeray said that reasons behind the power outage will be investigated and also directed officials for provision of alternative arrangements and ensure that people do not face any kind of hardship.

01:14 PM IST

Power supply to railways restored, says state minister Nitin Raut

Maharashtra energy minister Nitin Raut on Monday said that power supply to railways has been restored adding that power to other emergency services like hospitals is also being restored, reports ANI.

01:05 PM IST

Tata Power issues statement, says power supply restored fully

After over two hours of power outage in Mumbai, one of city's largest power suppliers Tata Power through a statement said that the company has progressively started restoring supply to all its customers starting from 12 noon and has restored supply fully.

12:30 PM IST

Power restored in Mumbai's western suburbs, neighbouring Thane

After nearly 2.5 hours of power cut across Mumbai, power was reported to be restored in the city's western suburbs and neighbouring regions such as Thane and Mulund.

12:17 PM IST

Central Railway’s Harbour line resumes services

Trains operating on Central Railway's Harbour line have resumed after 2 hours of power outage in Mumbai.

12:10 PM IST

Will do an investigation once power is restored, says state minister Nitin Raut

While highlighting as to how the power failure in Mumbai and neighbouring regions such as Thane and Kalyan is being attended to, Maharashtra energy minister Nitin Raut said that power will be restored in approximately an hour and a detailed investigation will be carried out to find out the reasons.

11:54 AM IST

Schools in Mumbai cancel exams, classes due to power outage across city

Schools across Mumbai have cancelled their classes, exams and other events due to that power outage at 10 this morning. Several teachers who were headed to go to their schools were stuck as trains were stalled due to cut in power supply.

11:48 AM IST

Amid power outage in Mumbai, BSE, NSE functioning normally

Leading stock exchanges BSE and NSE on Monday said said they were functioning normally, amid a major power outage in large parts of Mumbai, reports PTI.

11:40 AM IST

Restoration work is in progress to bring supply from 3 Hydro units and Trombay units, says Tata Power

Tata Power which is also a major power supplier in Mumbai in a statement said there were simultaneous substation tripping in MSETCL's Kalwa, Kharghar at at 10.10 am which caused a huge dip in frequency in the Mumbai transmission system which led to tripping of power supply. It also said that restoration work in is in progress to bring supply from 3 Hydro units and Trombay units

11:34 AM IST

BMC releases helpline numbers

The BMC also said that due to power outage failure in Mumbai region, residents can call on 022-22694727, 022-226947725 and 022-22704403 in case of any emergency.

11:32 AM IST

Power back up being used in hospitals and jumbo centres where Covid are on ventilators or in ICU: BMC

Amid the power cut in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Monday said that power back up being used at the moment in hospitals and jumbo centres where Covid-19 patients are on ventilators or in ICU.

11:28 AM IST

Our teams are working to restore the supply in the affected areas at the earliest, says Adani Electricity

Adani electricity, which supplies power to major parts of Mumbai said, “There is a major power grid failure due to which supply is affected in most areas of mumbai. As per grid safety protocols, Adani Power System has been able to sustain and islanded”.

It further added, “AEML is currently supplying to critical services in Mumbai Around 385MW through AEML Dahanu generation. Our teams are working to restore the supply in the affected areas at the earliest. We regret the inconvenience caused.”

First published: Oct 12, 2020 10:45 IST