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Power Restored in Mumbai After Brief Outage, Local Train Services Resume

Mumbai on the morning of Sunday, 27 February, saw power outage in central, western, and southern parts of the city.

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Mumbai on the morning of Sunday, 27 February, saw a brief power outage in the central, western, and southern parts of the city.

A Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) public relations officer (PRO) said that the power supply had been restored at 10.53 am on Sunday.

All systems of Traction, Signalling and Control Application on MMCT are now normal, the statement said, according to news agency ANI.

Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut said, "a high-level inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident of power grid failure in South Mumbai. Appropriate action will be taken against those found guilty in the inquiry."

Sumeet Thakur, CPRO, Western Railways said, "Due to an hour-long power outage today morning, the suburban section between Churchgate and Andheri was affected and about 50 trains got cancelled while 140 trains got delayed. By 10:44 am, power supply was restored in all affected sections."

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Power Outage Due to Tata Grid Failure

The BEST PRO had earlier said that the outage had occurred due to tripping of Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) 220kv transmission line on Mulund –Trombay, reported ANI.

According to The Times of India, an official statement from BEST said, "Due to Tata's grid failure there is a total failure of electricity in Sion, Matunga, Parel, Dadar, CSMT, Byculla, Churchgate, etc. The restoration work is in progress."

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said on Twitter that a team had been dispatched to resolve the issue and that the problem should be resolved in an hour.

Local Train Movement Affected

The disruption in power supply affected local train movement over the Churchgate-Andheri section, Western Railways said.

However, soon after, Western Railways said that train movement between Mumbai Central and Vile Parle as well as the Western Railway Mumbai Suburban section from Churchgate to Andheri had been restored.

"Power supply tripped momentarily on HB and Main line from 9.49-52 am. Trains are running on all corridors," confirmed Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway.

(With inputs from ANI and The Times of India.)

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