1st August, 2012, New Delhi/Kolkata: On Wednesday, a senior official told that power supply has been fully restored after a day the country saw its worst ever black out that affected the half of the country. The official told that power has been regenerated in eastern, north – eastern and northern grid.
S. K. Soonee, the chief of PSOC (Power System Operation Corporation) stated that power has been restored by the PSOC engineers. Power System Operation Corporation is a state-owned firm that manages the electricity generation system of the country.
On Tuesday, around 1.00 pm (IST), 3 power grids broke down, but electricity was restored gradually throughout the day. The blackout affected over 600 million people in around twenty states across the country including major cities like Kolkata and capital New Delhi.
The government has ordered a probe into the reason for this crisis. Some say that states are overdrawing power from the regional electricity grids. On Monday, the northern part of the country experienced a power failure that affected nine north Indian states for around 6 hours. But Tuesday’s crisis turned out to be much bigger and it took more than ten hours to bring back to normal state.