No power in northern India for almost 6 hours; Grid to be fixed by 9 am
Ishan Nagpal
July 30th, 2012

There is trouble for thousands in the capital region who take the Metro train services. Due to power supply failure in Northern Grid, train services have been majorly hit. Sources in the power ministry have said that the problem will be rectified by 9 am. It will take at least another three to four hours for the whole system to come back to normal, they added.

The Northern Grid failure has also caused power cuts in large parts of Delhi. The power cuts have also hit water supply in many parts of Delhi.

About eight states have been affected due to the northern grid failure. The essential services in Delhi airport has been shifted to generator mode that will last for 48 hours.

This is reportedly the worst northern grid failure since January 2001.

The northern grid collapsed at 2:33 am. Preliminary investigation shows the grid collapsed due to fault near Agra; the failure of the transmission lines led to auto shut down of all power generations across eight north Indian states.

All power generation units of National Thermal Power Corporation or NTPC and state units in eight states auto tripped. In Uttar Pradesh, none of the NTPC or state units are on stream till now.

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