South Bombay goes without power for 2 hrs after snag at Tata station
Areas from Malabar Hill to Mahim went without power supply for two hours on Sunday morning, after a Tata Power receiving station faced a technical snag. The Tata station supplies power to Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), which distributes power in the island city.
The outage affected residents of Mahalaxmi, Worli, Haji Ali , Malabar Hill, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai Central, Parel, Sewri, Byculla, Lalbaug, Matunga , Mahim and Sion. It began at 10.50am, and lasted for up to two hours in most of these areas. The power supply was restored in phases, starting with south Mumbai. “As the work on the snag was on, power supply could be restored only in stages. This lead to a delay,” said a senior BEST official, requesting anonymity.
“Power supply was first restored in the south Mumbai zone within 20 minutes, and in the remaining areas by 12.50pm,” said another BEST official. BEST did not reveal how many consumers were hit by the outage.
Tata Power released a statement saying, “At 10:50 hrs, there was a shutdown in Parel and adjoining areas due to a fault at Tata Power’s Parel receiving station.”
The statement added, “Thereafter, the load was restored within 20 minutes to an hour after necessary corrective action. We are investigating the reasons for the outage to prevent re-occurrence.”
Such power outages are usually rare in Mumbai. In August 2018, residents of south and central Mumbai (Prabhadevi, Mahalaxmi, Worli and Cumbala Hill) went without power supply for three hours from 7pm to 10pm. after a feeder tripped at the Mahalaxmi receiving station.