New Delhi: Several parts of Mumbai suffered a power outage due to “TATAs incoming electric supply failure” on Monday. Efforts were on to restore the supply at the earliest, said an official from the Energy Department. Also Read - Uddhav Launches Fresh Salvo at BJP Over Free Vaccine Promise, GST; Dares Party to Topple Maha Govt | Highlights
All the power companies — MahaVitaran, Adani, Tata and BEST have confirmed the development but declined to comment on the reasons. Also Read - IPL 2020, RR vs MI in Abu Dhabi: Predicted Playing XIs, Pitch Report, Toss Timing, Squads, Weather Forecast For Match 45
In a statement, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport said that electric supply in Mumbai interrupted due to ‘TATA’s incoming electric supply failure’.
Following this, Mumbai suburban trains on Central Railway were also affected. “Mumbai Suburban trains on CR held up due to grid failure. We will update ASAP. Kindly bear with us”, tweeted the Central Railway zone.
Besides, trains running between the Churchgate-Borivali section have been suspended. The Western Railway has urged commuters not to panic and maintain social distancing.
“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. Commuters are requested to cooperate”, the Western Railway said.
It added, “However, Power supply, from MSETCL available at Vasai Road & it has been extended to work essential suburban trains between Borivali to Virar section. Efforts are on to start services in the Churchgate-Borivali section. Commuters are requested not to panic”.