After a widespread power outage in and around Mumbai for over an hour, supply was gradually restored in a few areas, including Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, Churchgate in South Mumbai and Mumbra in Thane on Monday afternoon. Train services were also fully restored on both Central and Western Railway.
Efforts are underway to resume supply in other affected locations.
Business and daily life in the financial capital came to a grinding halt this morning after a failure in the central grid of TATA Power at Kalwa hit Adani and BEST electricity distribution services in the city. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had said that it would take “45 min to 1 hour to restore the supply”.
In hospitals, while no disruptions were reported so far, authorities immediately began a battery-back up for ventilators and ICUs. They were directed to ensure back-up for four hours. “We have 1,000 litres of diesel in surplus and a generator that will last for 12 hours.
We started the generator the minute the electricity supply was cut. We are arranging for additional supply if needed. No patient was inconvenienced,” Dr Rajesh Dere, Dean of BKC jumbo covid facility, said.