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Mumbai Power Outage: Power Back In Mumbai, Train Services Fully Restored

Mumbai Power Cuts: Train services came to a halt, homes and businesses were without electricity and people sweltered in humid heat as a grid failure resulted in massive power outages across Mumbai Monday morning.

Mumbai Power Outage: Power Back In Mumbai, Train Services Fully Restored

Mumbai Power Outage: Several Parts in the city reported electricity cuts, a little after 10 AM.


Train services came to a halt, homes and businesses were without electricity and people sweltered in humid heat as a grid failure resulted in massive power outages across Mumbai Monday morning.

The power supply was restored in many parts of Mumbai after a blackout of over 2 hours. The unprecedented power cut was reported a little after 10 am, leaving several local trains stranded on tracks. Western Railway said the breakdown was due to a grid failure at Tata Power. Commuters were seen walking on rail tracks. The central and western line train services have now been restored. 

The city's civic body asked hospitals to ensure there is enough supply of diesel for at least eight hours to avoid power failures, especially in the ICUs.

Within minutes of the outage, people took to social media. Hashtags such as #powercut, #Mumbai and #poweroutage started trending on Twitter. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan was among those who took to social media.

Here are the updates on Mumbai power outage:

Oct 12, 2020 16:06 (IST)
The power supply (in Mumbai) has been restored substantially, out of 2000 MW which went off, about 1900 MW has been restored, the remaining will be restored soon. The national grid is fine, the problem happened in some parts of the state grid, said  Union Power Minister RK Singh. 

Oct 12, 2020 13:51 (IST)
Security personnel helped about 350 passengers who wanted to get down from suburban trains.
Oct 12, 2020 13:08 (IST)
Power supply to railways is restored. Power to other emergency services like Hospitals are also being restored, tweets Energy Minister Nitin Raut.
Oct 12, 2020 12:44 (IST)
Mumbai Outage: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Monitors Status at Hospitals

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) closely monitors the status at all private and government hospitals, to ensure that their services continue unhindered, even in the dearth of power supply.
Oct 12, 2020 12:42 (IST)
After restoration of electricity, reasons behind the outage will be probed, tweets Energy Minister Nitin Raut.
Oct 12, 2020 12:39 (IST)

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray spoke to State Power Minister Nitin Raut and BMC Commissioner over grid failure in Mumbai and gave directions for its restoration as soon as possible.
Oct 12, 2020 12:31 (IST)
Trains between CSMT-Panvel on Harbour Line have resumed. We're trying to restore services between CSMT-Kalyan, CSMT-Karjat/Kasara. Long-distance trains from Mumbai rescheduled, and incoming trains regulated at interchange points: CPRO, Central Railway.

Oct 12, 2020 12:26 (IST)
Mumbai Power Outage: Trains Rescheduled

In view of interruption in Traction power at 10:05 AM due to Grid failure of Tata Power company, five long distance trains of Western Railways are affected as under:
1) 09025 Bandra terminus- Amritsar clone special train which departs at 11:15 AM is rescheduled to depart at 1 PM.
2) 02925 Bandra terminus- Amritsar Pashchim Express which departs at 12 Noon is rescheduled to depart at 1:15 PM.
3) 02933 Ahmedabad- Mumbai Central Karnavati Express will be short terminated at Borivali and will depart from Borivali as 02934
4) 09115 Sayaji Nagri Express will be short terminated at Borivali station and will depart from Borivali as 09116
5) 02480 Bandra terminus- Jodhpur Surya Nagri Express which departs at 1:30 PM is rescheduled to depart at 2:30 PM.
Oct 12, 2020 12:24 (IST)
Central Railway long-distance special trains rescheduled.
Oct 12, 2020 12:22 (IST)
Due to power supply failure in Mumbai region, residents of Mumbai are requested to call on these numbers.
Oct 12, 2020 12:20 (IST)
As Mumbai witnesses power cut due to grid failure, several Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to react on the disruption of electricity in the city.
Oct 12, 2020 12:18 (IST)
WATCH | Public announcement about the temporary suspension of local train services being made at Mumbai Central Railway Station.
Oct 12, 2020 12:15 (IST)
BJP leader Amit Malviya hits out at the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government over the power outrage in Mumbai.
Oct 12, 2020 12:12 (IST)
Mumbai Power Outage: Mumbai On Pause After Huge Power Outage

Large parts of Mumbai and its suburbs are facing a power failure, due to which several trains have been held up. The outage, according to the city's electricity supply board, is because of the "TATAs incoming electric supply failure". Traffic signals at some areas too have stopped working. Read Here

Oct 12, 2020 12:02 (IST)
Mumbai Power Outage: Train Passengers Seen Walking On Tracks, Power Restored In Some Parts- Watch
Oct 12, 2020 11:56 (IST)
The Bombay Stock Exchange has been functioning normally. 
Oct 12, 2020 11:54 (IST)
Mumbai Power Outage: "Do Not Panic, Please Don't Walk On Tracks," Tweets Central Railways
The Central Railways appealed to the passengers in a tweet to avoid walking on tracks amid power outage. 
Oct 12, 2020 11:51 (IST)
Mumbai Power Cuts: Minister Says Power Likely To Be Restored In An Hour
Oct 12, 2020 11:47 (IST)
Mumbai Power Outage: Civic Body's Helpline Number For Emergencies
These are the helpline numbers for emergencies shared by the BMC. 
Oct 12, 2020 11:40 (IST)
Traffic signals have also been affected due to the electricity failure in several parts of the city. 
Oct 12, 2020 11:40 (IST)
Mumbai Outage: Adani Electricity Says It's Supplying Power To Critical Services
In an official tweet, Adani Electricity said it is supplying power to critical services. 

Oct 12, 2020 11:37 (IST)
Mumbai Power Outage: Mumbai Civic Body Chief's Statement For Hospitals
In a statement this morning, IS Chahal, the commissioner of Mumbai's civic body - Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC - told the hospitals to reach out to disaster control room for help amid the city's fight against coronavirus. 

"All the hospitals to contact their respective SWM transport GARAGE officers to get enough supply of diesel for at least eight hours so that there is no power failures in hospitals especially ICUs.  In case of any issues please contact disaster control room for help. CE SWM to coordinate this," the statement read. 

"Disaster control and CE M&E To keep stand bye private MOBILE DG SET vehicles handy within next one hour in case power failure continues beyond two hours.  Please report to Shri. Narvekar or smt. Sangita Lokhande at DM Control about this every half an hour," it further added
Oct 12, 2020 11:28 (IST)
Watch- As Power Outage Hits City, Mumbai On Pause
Oct 12, 2020 11:18 (IST)
Mumbai Outage Dominates Twitter Trends, Powers Memes
As large parts of the "Maximum City" face unprecedented and widespread power outage due to "incoming electric supply failure", Mumbaikars took to the social media sharing witty memes with a side of political sarcasm." itemprop="description
Oct 12, 2020 11:17 (IST)
Mumbai Power Outage: "Stuck Here," Say Passengers Amid Large Scale Power Failure In Mumbai
Many passengers across the financial capital of India - Mumbai - were left clueless after a massive power outage in the city this morning. 
Oct 12, 2020 11:14 (IST)
Mumbai Power Outage: Train Services By Western Railways Also Affected
Oct 12, 2020 11:10 (IST)
"In view of interruption in Traction power at 10.05 hrs due to Grid failure of Tata Power company, services btwn Churchgate & Borivili are suspended. It shall be resumed as soon as traction power supply is restored. Commuters are requested to cooperate. However, Power supply, from MSETCL available at Vasai Road & it has been extended to work essential suburban trains between Borivili to Virar section," an official statement read. 

"Efforts are on to start services in Churchgate-Borivali section.
Commuters are requested not to panic & maintain social distancing," the statement further read.
Oct 12, 2020 11:07 (IST)
"Almost Total Power Cut In Mumbai," Tweets Sanjay Nirupam
"Almost total power black out  in Mumbai due to major grid failure. 
Its multiple line disruption.  Only hospital type some utilities getting supply in the city. Mumbai is seperated from the rest of Maharashtra to avoid disastrous cascading effect on the city," Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam tweeted.
Oct 12, 2020 11:05 (IST)
Mumbai Power Cut: "Kindly Bear With Us," Tweets Railways
Trains have been held up this morning due to power cuts in Mumbai. The Central Railways gave an update in a tweet.