Power supply to several parts of Mumbai was cut off on Monday, October 12 due to power outages.
Around 10 a.m. on Monday, October 12, due to power outages. Andheri, Kandivali, Bashi, Thane, Juhu, Mira Road, Navi Mumbai and Panvel.
|Power Outages due to Grid Failure in Mumbai|
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) October 12, 2020
Due to Grid failure at Padgha – Kalwa there is total failure of electricity in Mumbai. The restoration work is in progress.
— BEST Electricity (@myBESTElectric) October 12, 2020
As life across the city came to a standstill, Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut said the reason for the power cut was a technical fault in Circuit 2 of the power house at Kalva-Padghe.
“Power has been cut off in the areas between Thane and Mumbai due to a technical fault in Circuit 2 of the power house at Kalva-Padghe. Our staff is working and power will be restored in an hour or 45 minutes,” Raut assured, according to ANI.
At 10.10 am there were simultaneous substation tripping in MSETCL’s Kalwa, Kharghar causing a huge dip in frequency in the Mumbai transmission system which led to tripping of Mumbai power supply. Restoration work in is in progress to bring supply from the 3 Hydro units and
— TataPower (@TataPower) October 12, 2020
Meanwhile, Tata Power reported that a simultaneous substation tripping at MSETCL’s Kalwa, Khargar at 10:10 a.m. caused a power outage in the Mumbai transmission system, causing a lot of frustration in the frequency.
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
Earlier, Brihannumbai Power Supply and Transport (Best) said on Twitter that power supply from Tata had been cut off.
महापारेषणच्या 400 KV कळवा पडघा GIS केंद्रामध्ये अचानक तांत्रिक बिघाड झाल्याने मुंबई, ठाणे व वाशी मधील भाग प्रभावित आहे. वीज पुरवठा पुर्ववत करण्यासाठी दुरुस्तीचे काम युद्व पातळीवर सुरु आहे.
— Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (@MSEDCL) October 12, 2020
The Greater Mumbai Corporation has provided a few numbers on Twitter to call citizens in case of emergency.
The BMC commissioner also issued a statement saying that arrangements have been made to provide adequate supply of diesel for at least eight hours for emergency services in hospitals, especially in ICUs, to avoid power shortages. All hospitals have been asked to contact their private SWM transport garage officials immediately.
— Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) October 12, 2020
Local trains affected
Central Railway’s Mumbai suburban trains were stopped at various places due to grid failure, and Western Railway announced that service between Churchgate and Borivali would be suspended due to grid failure.