News

Recovering from India's worst blackout

POWER supplies have been largely restored in India after its worst blackout, which left hundreds of millions of people across more than half the country without electricity.

The blackout, which lasted for well over 10 hours, began at 1.04pm (1734 AEST) on Tuesday and affected 19 states as well as the capital New Delhi, paralysing rail and road transport.

In a statement late Tuesday the state-run Power Grid Corp, which controls the country's transmission network, said electricity had been fully restored in New Delhi and the northeastern region.

Power had also been restored in up to 82 per cent in the northern region, and 65 per cent in the eastern region, it said.

Officials said the power grid serving the north of the country had collapsed in the afternoon, following a similar shutdown on Monday disrupted transport services and water supplies.

 

Read more at Brisbane Times

Topics:  blackout, electricity, india, power


Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
MODERN HOME ON OVER 2... $350,000
House 3 1 2
Beautiful rural... $490,000
3 1 3
FARM MACHINERY TRACTORS... AUCTION
Commercial Farm Machinery - Tractors - Sundries Auction Auction Saturday 1st November 2014 ...
ROOM FOR THE PONY $255,000
House 3 1 2

Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.


Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save