The Government should now investigate and bring the truth before the people
Mumbai – A sabotage behind the power failure in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane on 12th October could not be ruled out, said Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut.
Possibility of a sabotage cannot be ruled out in respect of Power trip that resulted in blackout on Monday dated 12.10.20 at Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane.
— Dr. Nitin Raut (@NitinRaut_INC) October 14, 2020
On 12th October, power supply in four Districts of Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Raigad was completely cut off due to a breakdown on the high voltage power line of Maharashtra Energy Transmission Company (Mahatransco) running between the Kalwa and Padgha substations. As a result, the daily life of people, including railways and road transport was disrupted. Earlier, officials of Mahatransco, along with the Energy Minister, had said that the power had gone out due to a technical fault.
Maintenance of 400 kV Kalwa-Padgha power line No. 1 of Mahatransco was in progress. At that time, all the power load was on circuit No. 2. However, due to sudden technical fault on Circuit-2, power supply to Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Raigad Districts was disrupted.