On Sunday ( 27th February 2022), south Mumbai witnessed around an hour of power outage, over 50 suburban trains were canceled and 140 others were delayed. Several commuters were seen walking on railway tracks as train services were impacted.
According to reports, the hour-long outage hit several parts of Mumbai as the Mulund-Trombay line tripped.
The power cut in the area lasted from 9.42 am to 10.45 am, including Sion, Matunga, Parel, Dadar and Kurla.
Tata Power issued a statement that said “At 9:50 hrs, in South Mumbai, Chembur, Bandra & Santacruz Suburbs areas, along with Central and part Western Railway, power supply got affected due to tripping of MSETCL line at MSETCL Trombay receiving station that connects to Tata Power transmission system. This resulted in tripping of Trombay Generation and cascade tripping of some internal lines affecting 850 MW load of all Discoms in Mumbai. Tata Power immediately stepped up hydro generation to full capacity for faster restoration and avoidance of larger outage. Power supply was restored completely in around an hour.”