Power cut across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane due to grid failure; local trains come to standstill
Several suburban trains on the central line and the western line have been suspended. Traffic signals have also been affected due to electricity failure
Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane were hit by a massive power failure on Monday. The unprecedented power cut was reported in several parts after 10 am. All the power companies - MahaVitaran, Adani, Tata and BEST - confirmed the development. Several suburban trains on the central line and the western line have been suspended. Traffic signals have also been affected due to electricity failure.
The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) said, “Due to grid failure, the supply of power in the city is disrupted.”
“The electric supply is interrupted due to TATAs incoming electric supply failure. Inconveniences is regretted,” it posted on Twitter.
The electric supply is inttruptted due to TATAs incoming electric supply faiure.— BEST Electricity (@myBESTElectric) October 12, 2020
Inconveniences is regretted.
“At 10.10 am there were simultaneous substation tripping in MSETCL’s Kalwa, Kharghar causing a huge dip in frequency in Mumbai transmission system which led to tripping of power supply. Restoration work in progress to bring supply from the 3 Hydro units & Trombay units,” said Tata Power.
Passengers wait out Borivli station. Pic/Satej Shinde
Sources said it was following multiple tripping of lines and transformer (Kalwa-Padghe and Khargar ICTs) supplying power to the Mumbai system.
There was maintenance work on due to which one line had been isolated and the load shifted on the other line, which developed a snag, sources said.
Suburban train services disrupted
A Western Railway statement said, “In view of interruption in traction power at 10.05 hrs due to grid failure of Tata Power company, services between Churchgate and Borivili are suspended. It shall be resumed as soon as the traction power supply is restored.”
1/2. In view of interruption in Traction power at 10.05 hrs due to Grid failure of Tata Power company, services btwn Churchgate & Borivili are suspended. It shall be resumed as soon as traction power supply is restored.— Western Railway (@WesternRly) October 12, 2020
Commuters are requested to cooperate @drmbct@RailMinIndia
2/2 However, Power supply, from MSETCL available at Vasai Road & it has been extended to work essential suburban trains between Borivili to Virar section— Western Railway (@WesternRly) October 12, 2020
Efforts are on to start services in Churchgate-Borivali section.
Commuters are requested not to panic.@drmbct @RailMinIndia
However, Power supply, from MSETCL available at Vasai Road and it has been extended to work essential suburban trains between Borivili to Virar section. "Efforts are on to start services in Churchgate-Borivali section. The commuters are requested not to panic," an official said.
Local train halted at Mulund station. Pic/Ashish Raje
The Central Railway trains are also held up due to grid failure. However, trains in Roha-Diva-JNPT sections are running, officials said.
POWER CUT! Mumbai railway trains on both lines come to a standstill. Till Diva on CR and Vasai on WR. Multiple tripping of lines and transformer supplying power to Mumbai system. @mid_day— Rajendra B. Aklekar (@rajtoday) October 12, 2020
Mumbai Suburban trains @Central_Railway held up due to grid failure. We will update ASAP. Kindly bear with us. Time 10.05hrs onwards.
(It's not OHE /EMU fault)
Trains in Roha-Diva-JNPT sections are running.
— Shivaji M Sutar (@ShivajiIRTS) October 12, 2020
Hapless commuters at many locations jumped down and started walking down to the nearest suburban railway station.
‘Power will be restored in an hour or 45 minutes’
Efforts were on to restore the supply at the earliest, said an official from the Energy Department.
“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,” said Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut.
Due to power supply failure in Mumbai region, residents of Mumbai are requested to call on 022-22694727, 022-226947725 and 022-22704403 in case of emergencies.#BMCUpdates— à¤®à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂà¥ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Mumbai, à¤ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂà¤ªà¤²à¥ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ BMC (@mybmc) October 12, 2020
BMC tells hospitals to reach out to disaster control room
In a statement, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal told the hospitals to reach out to disaster control room for help.
“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 is no power failures in hospitals especially ICUs. In case of any issues please contact disaster control room for help. CE SWM to coordinate this," the statement read.
"Disaster control and CE M&E To keep stand bye private MOBILE DG SET vehicles handy within next one hour in case power failure continues beyond two hours. Please report to Shri. Narvekar or smt. Sangita Lokhande at DM Control about this every half an hour," it further added
Supplying power to critical services: Adani Electricity
In an official tweet, Adani Electricity said it is supplying power to critical services.
There is a major power grid failure due to which supply is affected in most areas of mumbai. As per grid safety protocols, Adani Power System has been able to sustain and islanded, (1/2)— Adani Electricity (@Adani_Elec_Mum) October 12, 2020
AEML is currently supplying to critical services in Mumbai Around 385MW through AEML Dahanu generation. Our teams are working to restore the supply in the affected areas at the earliest. We regret the inconvenience caused. (2/2)— Adani Electricity (@Adani_Elec_Mum) October 12, 2020
AEML System experienced grid disturbance due to fault outside of it. Islanding of Dahanu saved the essential supplies. Rest supplies are being restored as grid inputs get available from Maharashtra System. Please bear with us as we await Maharashtra grid restoration.— Adani Electricity (@Adani_Elec_Mum) October 12, 2020
Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam tweeted, “Almost total power black out in Mumbai due to major grid failure.”
Almost total power black out in Mumbai due to major grid failure.— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) October 12, 2020
Its multiple line disruption.
Only hospital type some utilities getting supply in the city. Mumbai is seperated from the rest of Maharashtra to avoid disastrous cascading effect on the city.#PowerFailure
Several residents took to Twitter and complained of a sudden electricity outage in several parts of the metropolis.
Power restored on Central Railway line
Trains between CSMT-Panvel on Harbour Line have resumed. “We're trying to restore services between CSMT-Kalyan, CSMT-Karjat/Kasara. Long-distance trains from Mumbai rescheduled, and incoming trains regulated at interchange points, said CPRO, Central Railway.
CR Harbour line restored from 10.55 am.— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) October 12, 2020
Engineers are in constant touch with Grid experts. We will update about mainline soon.
Do not panic. Please don't walk on track. pic.twitter.com/wIQlLnJ8et
#PowerOutage— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) October 12, 2020
Following CR long distance special trains rescheduled:
01055 LTT-at 1200 hrs
02542 LTT-Gorakhpur at1215 hrs
06345 LTT-Thiruvananthapuram at1240 hrs
01061 LTT-Darbhanga at 1315 hrs
01071 LTT-Varanasi at 1340 hrs
Inconvenience caused is regretted.
In view of interruption in Traction power at 10:05 am due to grid failure of Tata Power company, five long distance trains of Western Railways are affected.
1) 09025 Bandra terminus- Amritsar clone special train which departs at 11:15 AM is rescheduled to depart at 1 PM.
2) 02925 Bandra terminus- Amritsar Pashchim Express which departs at 12 Noon is rescheduled to depart at 1:15 PM.
3) 02933 Ahmedabad- Mumbai Central Karnavati Express will be short terminated at Borivali and will depart from Borivali as 02934
4) 09115 Sayaji Nagri Express will be short terminated at Borivali station and will depart from Borivali as 09116
5) 02480 Bandra terminus- Jodhpur Surya Nagri Express which departs at 1:30 PM is rescheduled to depart at 2:30 PM.
Uddhav Thackeray speaks to power minister
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray spoke to state Power Minister Nitin Raut and BMC Commissioner. He gave directions for its restoration as soon as possible. Raut said after restoration of electricity, reasons behind the outage will be probed.
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BMC monitors status at hospitals
The civic body is closely monitoring the status at all private and government hospitals, to ensure that their services continue unhindered, even in the dearth of power supply.
Dear Mumbaikars,@mybmc is personally & closely monitoring the status at all private & government hospitals, to ensure that their services continue unhindered, even in the dearth of power supply.— à¤®à¤¾à¤Âà¥Â Mumbai, à¤Âà¤ªà¤²à¥Â BMC (@mybmc) October 12, 2020
No untoward incident has been reported so far.#MumbaiPowerCut #MyBMCUpdates
Power supply to railway restored
The power supply to railways is restored. Power to other emergency services like Hospitals are also being restored, tweets Energy Minister Nitin Raut.
Power supply to railways is restored. Power to other emergency services like Hospitals are also being restored. pic.twitter.com/yIul8TLUS5— Dr. Nitin Raut (@NitinRaut_INC) October 12, 2020
(With inputs from Rajendra B Aklekar)
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