Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut on Monday said the power supply in Mumbai and Thane will be restored in the next one hour. The electricity supply was interrupted during maintenance and repair work at circuit one of 400 KV GIS centre, he said.
“Repair and maintenance work was underway at Circuit 1 of 400 KV GIS centre and the entire load was put on Circuit 2. However, sudden technical failure in circuit 2 resulted in power being affected in most of the parts of Mumbai and Thane,” Raut said.
महापारेषणच्या कळवा- पडघा GIS केंद्रात अचानक तांत्रिक बिघाड झाल्याने ठाणे, कल्याण, पालघर व नवी मुंबई मधील वीज खंडीत झाली.याचा cascading effect मुळे मुंबई व मुंबई उपनगरातील वीज देखील खंडीत झाली आहे. महापारेषण कॅपनीचे अधिकारी-कर्मचारी युद्धपातळीवर काम करत आहेत .
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The minister said Mahavitran staffers are working on a war footing basis to address the problem and power supply will be restored in the next one hour.
Taking to Twitter, Raut said the Kalwa-Padgha transmission line got tripped, leading to power outages in Thane, Palghar, and Navi Mumbai.
“Consequently, cascading the power failure to Mumbai-Thane & Mumbai suburban city. It will be restored in approximately an hour,” he tweeted.