Mumbai: Power cuts occurred on Monday morning due to technical fault in large areas of Mumbai and Mumbai metropolis of Thane, Raigad, and Palghar. Reports indicate that traffic signals on the roads are also not working.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut said that “Due to a technical glitch in Circuit 2 of the Kalva-Padghe powerhouse, the regions between Thane and Mumbai are facing a power cut. Our staff is working on it and power will be restored in an hour or 45 minutes.”
Due to a technical glitch in Circuit 2 of the Kalva-Padghe powerhouse, the regions between Thane and Mumbai are facing a power cut. Our staff is working on it and power will be restored in an hour or 45 minutes: Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut pic.twitter.com/SWx037agzj
— ANI (@ANI) October 12, 2020
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal issued a message: “All the hospitals to contact their respective SWM transport GARAGE officers to get enough supply of diesel for at least eight hours so that there are no power failures in hospitals, especially ICUs. Contact the disaster control room for help in case of any problem. CE SWM for this coordination. Disaster control and CE M&E private mobile DG sets operate within the next hour to stand by vehicles. The power failure continues for over two hours. Please inform Mr. Narvekar or Smt. Sangeeta Lokhande at DM Control about this every half an hour. “
The power cuts in Mumbai have affected the lifeline of Mumbai, ie Central Railway and Western Railway. All local trains have stopped till Vasai and Diva.
The stranded passengers jumped at several places due to sudden power failure and started landing at the nearby suburban railway station.