Northern and Eastern power grids fail, hundreds of trains come to a halt

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Northern and Eastern power grids fail, hundreds of trains come to a halt

Clean Media Correspondent

New Delhi, July 31 (CMC) The entire northern and eastern power girds collapsed on Tuesday afternoon, knocking off electricity in eastern India and shutting Metro trains in Delhi.  West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Orissa, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and
national capital are affected by the power failure.

The power crisis follows Monday’s monster blackout triggered by the collapse of the entire northern grid, affecting more than 300 million people. Eight states in north India witnessed the decade’s worst ever power crisis for more than 15 hours on Monday as the northern grid collapsed at 2 am. Even the Capital stayed unplugged for 10 hours.

Power shortages and a creaky road and rail network have weighed heavily on the country’s efforts to industrialize. Faced with a slump in the economy, New Delhi recently scaled back a target to pump $1 trillion into infrastructure over the next five years.

Chaos reigned on Delhi’s always-hectic roads on Monday as stop lights failed and thousands of commuters abandoned the metro.