Here’s What Maha Power Minister Said On Supply Failure

A major electricity supply failure in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) has led to a power outrage all over the city, the BEST has confirmed.

Jessica David

October 12, 2020

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Mumbai and neighbouring area witnessed a huge power outage that left parts of the city without electricity, disrupted trains and also affected networks. The power cut was due to “TATA’s incoming electric supply failure,” the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) said on Monday (October 12). In a video statement, 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. IS Chahal, the Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai, asked officers to get enough supply of diesel for at least eight hours so that there were no power failures in hospitals, especially in the ICUs. He also asked disaster control personnel to keep handy a mobile diesel generator, in case the crisis went beyond two hours. On Twitter, many complained that the power cut had hit Work From Home and online classes.

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