Power outage across Bengal after grid collapse

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 15:03

Kolkata: Power outage hit all the districts of West Bengal after the collapse of the Eastern Grid Tuesday, a minister said.

"The Eastern Gird has collapsed today (Tuesday). It is going to have a severe impact. All the districts of the state are going to face power shortage and outage today," said the state`s Power Minister Manish Gupta.

"We have started the repair work. But normalcy can`t be restored before tonight as repair work will take at least 10-12 hours."

According to Gupta, apart from some parts of Kolkata, all the districts would be severely affected due to the collapse of grid.

Train services on the South-Eastern Railway have also been severally affected due to the outage.

IANS



First Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 15:03

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