In line with the minister, an identical incident of grid failure had taken place in 2011
Mumbai: Giving a contemporary twist to the facility outage subject in Mumbai and surrounding cities, Maharashtra Power Minister Nitin Raut has expressed the potential for a sabotage behind the incident. All angles of foul play will likely be checked out for the blackout, he stated on Wednesday.
“Risk of a sabotage can’t be dominated out in respect of energy journey that resulted in blackout on October 12 at Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane,” Raut tweeted. A high-level inquiry will likely be held and robust motion will likely be taken in opposition to the responsible officers, he added.
Life in Mumbai, the monetary capital of the nation, was closely crippled on Monday morning resulting from a significant grid failure, which resulted in a large energy outage. The three-hour-long blackout left Mumbai metropolis and the suburbs in Mumbai Metropolitan Area (MMR) with out electrical energy, inflicting enormous inconvenience to individuals. Energy outages have been reported from close by cities like Thane, Palghar, Navi Mumbai, Panvel, Dombivali and Kalyan as nicely.
“The ability breakdown in Mumbai was not a small subject. Our staff was engaged on the 400 KV Kalva-Padga line and the load was shifted from circuit 1 to 2. However, as a result of technical drawback, the Kharghar unit stopped. There was islanding in Mumbai which should not have occurred. That is the rationale that chance of sabotage is suspected,” Mr Raut stated.
In line with the minister, an identical incident of grid failure had taken place in 2011. An inquiry committee was arrange and it had really useful tips to stop such incidents sooner or later. An Motion Taken Report (ATR) has been sought to search out out in regards to the implementation of these tips, he added.
A technical staff from the Centre is in Mumbai to check the explanations behind the facility failure and it’ll submit its report in every week, stated Mr Raut.
In the meantime, BJP chief Ashish Shelar has demanded a probe by investigation companies on the problem. “If the power minister is suspecting sabotage behind the facility outage, has he knowledgeable the investigative companies about it? There ought to be a probe by these companies on this case,” he stated.