Mega-blackout in India: Hundreds of millions without power

It is probably the worst blackout in the history of India: Hundreds of millions of people were without electricity on Tuesday again. More than half of the 1.2 billion Indians was affected and almost 300 million are not connected to the grid.
Only after about ten hours, it was the power to be restored in some regions. In this emerging market that is growing faster than its current network, there was already a huge blackout on Monday.
According to the government on Tuesday dropped their nets from the north, northeast and east of the country. Indian media reported that in 19 of the 35 Indian states and union territories - including the capital New Delhi - there was no electricity for hours. A state-owned electricity company, announced on Tuesday evening that the man would be in New Delhi and the North East again have power. In the north and east of the country however, there were further major losses.
Several hundred thousand people were stuck in long-distance trains that were stopped because of power outages, such as the IANS news agency reported. In New Delhi Metro collapsed traffic, trains were evacuated. Hospitals, shops and offices had to do emergency generators. The international airport was also supplied by generators. The flight itself was not affected by traffic.
In the cities there was ausfielen traffic jams as traffic lights. Only in New Delhi, 4,000 police officers were used to regulate traffic as told IANS. In the evening the electricity supply in the affected areas was partially restored. The Metro in New Delhi rolled again.
On Monday, the electricity supply had collapsed in northern India, so that hundreds of millions of people were sitting in the dark. A network congestion could be the cause of the problems - India is suffering from power shortages and aging infrastructure.
Energy Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde was on Tuesday states that would have diverted more than their due quota of power, responsible for the collapse of the networks. The authorities assured the supply would have made on Tuesday evening. The spokesman of the main opposition party, the Hindu nationalist BJP spoke of a failure of the Congress Party-led government.
Shinde has also been appointed as the new interior minister on Tuesday. The department of energy is taken Veerappa Moily of M. In addition to his current duties. The cabinet reshuffle was not associated with power outages and was scheduled for some time.


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