After a disruption in electricity supply that led to a massive outage in Mumbai, the financial capital of India, BJP’s national Information and Technology head, Amit Malviya, hit out at the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government on Monday, asking, “Where are the power grid experts hiding today?”

Around 10 am on Monday, Mumbai witnessed a massive outage after the electric supply was interrupted due to TATA’s incoming electric supply failure. Local trains services have also been disrupted due to grid failure, Central Railways Chief Public Relations Officers (CPRO) said.  

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Reacting to this, Malviya tweeted, “Where are the power grid experts hiding today? They had a lot of advice to give when Prime Minister Modi asked us to light a diya.”

The BJP IT head added, “Don’t they now have some advice for Uddhav on how to manage the power grid? Mumbai has come to a grinding halt…”

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Tata Power said after the power outage said, “At 10.10 am there were simultaneous substation tripping in MSETCL’s Kalwa, Kharghar causing a huge dip in frequency in Mumbai transmission system which led to tripping of power supply.” 

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The restoration work is in progress to bring electricity supply from three Hydro and Trombay units, it added.  

Power services have started to resume in some areas. The local trains between CSMT and Panvel on Harbour Line have resumed, a CPRO official said. He added that the work is underway to restore services between CSMT-Kalyan, CSMT-Karjat/Kasara line. 

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The CPRO added that long-distance trains have been rescheduled and incoming trains are being regulated at interchanged points. 

Residents can call on 22-22694727, 022-226947725, and 022-22704403, the numbers issued by the BMC, in case of emergencies.