Okhla goes 'powerless' after northern grid historic collapse, some schools close early
OT, July 30, 2012 14:48 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/Okhla
Many residents in Okhla got up early Monday morning to long hour power outages. Following a breakdown in the Northern Grid, some seven states of North India were plunged into darkness. Power in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir was disrupted from 2.32 AM, according to officials.
This was termed as the worst power cut since 2001. In Okhla power was restored at about 12: 30 PM.
Due to unavailability of power supply some local schools even closed early at about 10: 30 AM. Learning Is Fun Time (LIFT) closed early and parents who had gone to drop their wards were told to pick up their children at about 10: 30 AM.
Besides, train services too were severely hit due to power failure. Metro services in Delhi too were hit hard. Passengers who were rushing to their offices faced lot of problems due to metro services coming to a halt. With traffic signals down due to power failure there was traffic gridlock on some Delhi roads.
But slowly things returned to normalcy after some 60 per cent of power being restored in most of the hit areas.
The main reason that led to grid failure is being ascertained.
In a statement, Power System Operation Corp Ltd said: “The trouble resulted in power outage in the entire northern region, but for parts of Badarpur in south Delhi, Narora and Simbhauli in Uttar Pradesh and Bhinma in Rajasthan.”
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