Soon after electricity supply to Mumbai and its suburbs was snapped in a massive outage on Monday, Maharashtra Energy minister Nitin Raut said that the supply would be restored by 12 noon.

“Maintenance work was going on in circuit 1, due to which all the load had been redirected to circuit 2. Due to a technical glitch in circuit 2, certain areas in Mumbai have been affected. Our workers are on this, and normal services will resume,” Raut told mediapersons.

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Lakhs were stranded as local trains came to a halt due to TATA’s incoming electric supply failure. The stoppage of trains caused disruption in the morning commute of office goers, resulting in swelling of crowds at several railway stations.  However, TV reports suggest that operations at Mumbai airport were not hit.  

“Due to grid failure, the supply of power in the city is disrupted,” a BEST spokesperson confirmed.

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“The electric supply is interrupted due to TATAs incoming electric supply failure. Inconveniences is regretted,” it posted on Twitter.

A public announcement was also made about the temporary suspension of local train services. BMC said, “It will take 45 minutes to 1 hour to restore the power supply.”