Maha govt orders probe into Mumbai power cut

Tags: Power
Maharashtra government today ordered an inquiry into the massive power outages faced by several parts of south and central Mumbai yesterday.

An in-depth inquiry would be conducted by Principal Secretary-Energy of the state government, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here after a cabinet meeting this afternoon.

"The state Cabinet has taken a serious cognisance of the power failure in Mumbai yesterday," Chavan tweeted.

Several parts of south and central Mumbai had faced massive power outages after a unit of Tata Power's Trombay plant, which primarily supplies power to the city, tripped.

Tata Power, which was allowed to distribute power in the island city last month, said the tripping forced it to switch off several feeders.

The tripping resulted in load reduction in Parel, Mahalaxmi, Dharavi, Chembur, and Grant Road areas of south Mumbai.

This impacted controlling loading on the 220Kv Kharghar-Nerul-Sonkar-Trombay tie line which supplies power to the city.


  • The govt needs to change its mindset and strategies on divestment

    Divestment of public sector units (PSUs) through offer for sale route is one area where the performance of all governments, irrespective of party, had


Stay informed on our latest news!


Sandeep Bamzai

First among equals, always

Might is right is an adage as old as the ...

Zehra Naqvi

When differences fracture the cause

It is precisely the minor differences in people who are ...

Shona Adhikari

Owais Husain searches for a lost homeland

The seventh edition of the Mumbai Public Art Festival (PAF) ...