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No more power cuts in Mumbai suburbs, Thane, Navi Mumbai as transformer fixed

The transformer, which was expected to be repaired within seven days, became operational within three days.

mumbai Updated: Jun 04, 2018 00:20 IST
Naresh Kamath
Naresh Kamath
Hindustan Times
Mumbai power cut,Mumbai electricity board,MSEDCL
Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MSETCL) has repaired one of the two transformers which had tripped on Friday. (HT File (Representational Image))

Residents living in parts of the suburbs as well as those in Thane and Navi Mumbai can heave a sigh of relief as the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MSETCL) has repaired one of the two transformers which had tripped on Friday. It had resulted in power outage in these areas.

The transformer, which was expected to be repaired within seven days, became operational within three days. There were no power cuts in these areas on Sunday, sparing the residents from the sweltering heat. Vishwajeet Bhosale, public relations officer, MSEDCL (Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited) said the situation is back to normal.

“Two of the transformers are now fully operational while the standby one will be repaired within 40 days. Since the transformer is on standby, there would not be any outage because of it,” he said.

The MSETCL has three transformers—two 500 mega volt amp (MVA) ones and a 600 MVA one. On Friday, one 600MVA transformer was fully gutted and another 500MVA transformer’s wire was partially burnt. The full power load was being borne by the other 500MVA transformer, resulting in load shedding. This was aggravated as consumption tends to rise by nearly 15% during summers. MSETCL has repaired one 500MVA transformer.

“I thought Sunday will be a nightmare, but thankfully there was no power cut,” said Mulund resident KL Kaul. Suresh Parmar who has a shop in Vashi also said business was normal as there were no power cuts.

First Published: Jun 04, 2018 00:20 IST