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Power restored in India after a two-day blackout

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Power restored in India after a two-day blackout

India’s power supply has been fully restored after a two-day black out that affected more than 600 million people in 20 out of 28 states.

The black caused a big chaos, as many people had panicked that the power shortage would last longer than 2 days. People had begun buying packaged drinking water supplies in several part of the country.

In Delhi, Metro services were halted and staff evacuated trains. Many traffic lights in the city failed, leading to massive traffic jams.

Some people accused the government for their provision of poor infrastructure that has “no transparency and no accountability what so ever.”

Power Minister Suhil blamed the crisis on states taking more than their quota of power from the national grid, something officials denied.

Power cuts are common in Indian cities because of a fundamental shortage of power and an ageing grid – the chaos caused by such cuts has led to protests and unrest on the streets in the past.

But the collapse of an entire grid is rare – the last time the northern grid failed was in 2001.

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