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Blackout on Bandra-Worli sea link

A part of the Bandra Worli Sea Link plunged into darkness for at least 30 minutes after a blackout on Tuesday evening. The power was restored at 9.30 pm.

mumbai Updated: Jun 16, 2010 02:10 IST
HT Correspondent

A part of the Bandra Worli Sea Link plunged into darkness for at least 30 minutes after a blackout on Tuesday evening. The power was restored at 9.30 pm.

Traffic, however, was not affected on the 5.6-km bridge. "The power went off on the Bandra-Worli sea link between 8.50 and 9.30 pm. Electricity had tripped only in the middle of the sea link. Both the ends were lit," a senior official from the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) said. There were no lights between pier 19 and pier 47 of the bridge.

"There was a drop in supply. It is an issue on the side of the supply division," said Sonia Sethi, joint managing director, MSRDC. The grid supplying power to the bridge kept tripping regularly resulting in the blackout.

Sethi said Reliance Infrastructure supplies power to the sea link.

MSRDC officials deployed generators to tide over the crisis. The officials expected electricity to be restored later in the night.

"There was no problem at our end. The supply to HCC was intact. The diesel generator sets of HCC had a problem and therefore the lights went out," a RInfra official said.