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Island city plunged into darkness for an hour

mumbai Updated: Nov 22, 2010 01:25 IST
HT Correspondent

Many parts of south and south-central Mumbai went without power on Sunday evening following a tripping at the receiving station in Dharavi.

Parts of the island city had no power for an hour between 5. 15 pm and 6.15 pm. Commercial establishments were not affected much, as it was not a working day.

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking spokesperson said the problem occurred due to the tripping of the Tata transmission line between Trombay and Dharavi and the subsequent tripping in the electricity line in the city.

Parts of south Mumbai like Napean Sea Road, Marine Drive, Backbay, Cuffe Parade, Colaba, and areas in central Mumbai like Dharavi, Sion, Mahim and Dadar were affected. Power supply was restored by 6.15 pm.

Tata Power in a statement, said, "At 5.10, due to an overload, Dharavi and Vikhroli receiving stations shut down along with parts of Mahalaxmi and Backbay receiving stations. Complete supply was restored by 6.01 pm. All railway feeders resumed by 5.32 pm."

"There was no power supply because of a technical problem at the receiving station, but it was attended to quickly," said Om Prakash Gupta, general manager of BEST.