Mumbai  Faces Power Outage Due To ‘Interruption In Supply’, Says BEST
High voltage electricity power lines hang from pylons to supply the city grid. (Photographer: Casper Hedberg/Bloomberg)

Mumbai Faces Power Outage Due To ‘Interruption In Supply’, Says BEST

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region faced a power outage on Monday morning after a Tata Power Ltd.’s power grid failure, according to a tweet by Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport. The outage has also affected local railways.

The outage, which happened at 10:15 a.m., will likely take 45 minutes to 1 hour to be restored, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Public Relation Officer told BloombergQuint.

Soon after BEST’s tweet, the Western Railway office announced the suspension of train services between Churchgate and Borivili. “It shall be resumed as soon as traction power supply is restored. Commuters are requested to cooperate,” the tweet said.

The Central Railway, too, tweeted about the disruption.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region, spread over 4,355 square kilometers, consists of eight municipal corporations or Greater Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivali, Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi- Nizamapur, Vasai-Virar and Mira-Bhayandar, according to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority website.

It also includes nine municipal councils of Ambarnath, Kulgaon-Badalapur, Matheran, Karjat, Panvel, Khopoli, Pen, Uran, and Alibaug, along with more than 1,000 villages in Thane and Raigad Districts.

This is a developing story.

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