Power supply to essential services was restored in Mumbai after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray directed Nitin Raut, Energy Minister, Maharashtra to restore power supply in Mumbai and the Mumbai Metropolitan area on Monday with immediate effect.
“CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray discussed the power outage with Minister for Energy @NitinRaut_INC and directed that immediate efforts be made to restore power supply in Mumbai and the Mumbai Metropolitan area,” Office of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra said in a tweet.
“He has also instructed @mybmc Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal to maintain uninterrupted power supply to hospitals & directed the Chief Secretary that the control rooms & fire brigade should be vigilant & provide immediate assistance to prevent any accidents due to power cut.The Chief Minister has also directed the suburban railways to coordinate with the railway administration for immediate relief to the affected passengers,” Chief Minister office added.
Meanwhile, Energy minister Nitin Raut in a tweet said, “Power supply to all essential services in Mumbai,Mumbai Suburbs, Kalyan, Thane,Palghar & New Mumbai have been restored. Non essential services will also be restored shortly. Power supply to railways is restored. Power to other emergency services like Hospitals are also being restored.”
Various parts of Mumbai on Monday suffered a major power outage causing inconvenience to lakhs of people.
Due to the power outage, several trains were held up and were suspended. Traffic signals stopped working, causing panic and inconvenience to several commuters.
Informing about the situation, Nitin Raut had earlier tweeted, “Mumbai-Thane-Kalyan power failure is being attended to. Kalwa- padgha transmissions line got tripped, hence Thane- Palghar, New Mumbai power is off. Consequently, cascading the power failure to Mumbai-Thane & Mumbai suburban city. It will be restored in approximately an hour.”