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Mumbai power failure latest updates: Local train services hit, commuters stranded

The electric supply in Mumbai has been interrupted due to TATA’s incoming electric supply failure, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport has said.

mumbai Updated: Oct 12, 2020, 11:28 IST
Aroosa Ahmed | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
Aroosa Ahmed | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Commuters waiting for railway to commence at Prabhadevi station after power failure in many parts of Mumbai on Monday.
Commuters waiting for railway to commence at Prabhadevi station after power failure in many parts of Mumbai on Monday. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo )

The local train services between Mumbai’s Churchgate to Vasai railway station were affected during the peak hours on Monday morning due to a citywide grid failure.

Apart from the Western Railway, services were also suspended on the Central Railway.

“#PowerOutage Mumbai Suburban trains on CR held up due to grid failure. We will update ASAP. Kindly bear with us,” the Central Railway wrote on Twitter.

The commuters were seen waiting at railway stations waiting for trains resume operations.

However, power supply, from MSETCL available at Vasai Road has been extended to work essential suburban trains between Borivili to Virar section, Sumit Thakur, Western Railway public relations officer said in a statement.

The electric supply in Mumbai has been interrupted due to TATA’s incoming electric supply failure, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport has said.

All three electricity providers being BEST, Adani and Tata have been affected.

The power is likely to be restored in 45 minutes, State energy minister Nitin Raut said and added that the Maharashtra Electricity Transmission Company was undertaking maintenance works at the 400KV Kalwa-Padga GIS Centre. “There was a technical error when maintenance works were on affecting power supply in Mumbai and Thane region,” Raut said.

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