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Mumbai power blackout an act of sabotage?

Maharashtra energy minister Nitin Raut has claimed that the possibility of a sabotage cannot be ruled out.

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Mumbai, First Published Oct 14, 2020, 4:00 PM IST
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Was the power blackout that hit Mumbai and its suburbs on October 12 an act of sabotage?

Maharashtra energy minister Nitin Raut has claimed that the possibility of a sabotage cannot be ruled out.

Taking to Twitter, Nitin Raut said: "The possibility of foul play/sabotage can not be denied in the power outage incident of Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai on Monday."

Raut later told media persons, "Our team was working on the 400 KV Kalva-Padga line and the load was shifted from circuit 1 to 2. But, there was a technical problem and the Kharghar unit stopped. There was islanding in Mumbai which shouldn't have happened."

A grid failure resulted in massive power outage in Mumbai and neighbouring areas on Monday, stopping trains on tracks and hampering those working from home.

It took two hours for the power supply to resume for essential services on Monday, following which other pockets started getting power in a phase-wise manner.

Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has already ordered an enquiry into the incident.

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