Updated 12 October 2020 | 11:40 IST
Several parts of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) started facing a serious power failure starting around 10.00 am on Columbus Day.
“The electric supply is interrupted thanks to TATAs incoming electric supply failure. Inconveniences are regretted,” Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Electricity said during a tweet.
Here are the LIVE updates:
> Maharashtra’s Energy Minister Nitin Raut has said that areas between Thane and Mumbai face an influence cut “due to a technical glitch in Circuit 2 of the Kalva-Padghe powerhouse”.
“Our staff is functioning thereon and power are going to be restored in an hour or 45 minutes,” Raut added.
> “There may be a world power grid failure thanks to which supply is affected in most areas of Mumbai. As per grid safety protocols, the Adani power grid has been ready to sustain and islanded. AEML is currently supplying to critical services in Mumbai Around 385MW through AEML Dahanu generation. Our teams are working to revive the availability within the affected areas at the earliest. We regret the inconvenience caused (sic),” Adani Power said during a series of tweets.
> A spokesperson of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) said that the facility failure was caused by TATA Power’s central grid failure at Kalwa. “It will take 45 minutes to at least one hour to revive the availability,” MCGM added.
> Central Railways’ Chief Public Relations Officers (CPRO) said suburban train services had also been disrupted thanks to the grid failure. Services of Western Railways’ local trains between Churchgate and Vasai were also impacted.
> The National stock market (NSE) said during a tweet that it had been functioning normally.