Major Power Cuts Leaves Mumbai On Standstill Train Services Affected

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan said "entire city in power outage." "Dongles working .. Vodafone is working for me," he added. Actor Kangana Ranaut also took to Twitter to slam the Maharashtra government for the power cut.

Major Power Cuts Leaves Mumbai On Standstill Train Services Affected-SurgeZirc India
Commuters Walking To Work/Picture Courtesy: Twitter

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region has suffered a major power outage causing inconvenience to lakhs of citizens and commuters on Monday.

The electricity cuts were witnessed in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and other parts of the region. Energy minister Nitin Raut said that MSETCL 400 kV Kalwa-Padgha GIS circuit 1 was taken for repair and maintenance today due to which the load was on the second unit circuit.

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Unfortunately, there was a technical problem in the second unit which led to a major power outage across Mumbai Metropolitan Region, said Raut. Officials said it will take half an hour to an hour for restoration and power supply is being restored at few places already.

South, central and north Mumbai areas have been badly affected due to power cut.

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“The electric supply is interrupted due to TATAs incoming electric supply failure. Inconveniences is regretted,” BSET Electricity said in a Tweet. Meanwhile, the Bombay Stock Exchange is working fine despite the power cut. “The listing ceremony was conducted successfully for Mazagon Shipbuilders Ltd today morning,” BSE said in a tweet. The NSE is also reportedly working normally.

However, locals train service has been halted, causing massive inconvenience to locals. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has urged people call on its helpline for any emergency due to electrity outage. “Due to power supply failure in Mumbai region, residents of Mumbai are requested to call on 022-22694727, 022-226947725 and 022-22704403 in case of emergencies,” BMC tweeted.

Meanwhile, soon after the blackout, people took to social media to complain against power outage.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan said “entire city in power outage.” “Dongles working .. Vodafone is working for me,” he added. Actor Kangana Ranaut also took to Twitter to slam the Maharashtra government for the power cut.

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