Power Outage : 3.55 Lakhs Consumers In Pune And Pimpri Chinchwad Areas Are In Dark Due To Failure in Power Grid

Pune Pulse

Pune city and district experienced a major power outage as two out of four ultra-high voltage 400 KV power lines belonging to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) suffered a technical failure. The incident occurred at 7:10 pm on Thursday, affecting approximately 355,000 electricity consumers, including those in Chakan MIDC, Nagar Road Division of Pune City, and Pimpri and Bhosari Divisions of Pimpri Chinchwad City. Power is expected to be gradually restored to the affected areas after 10:30 pm.

The disruption was caused by the sudden technical failure in two channels of PGCIL’s Shikrapur to Talegaon ultra-high voltage 400 KV power lines, impacting various ultra-high pressure substations, including the 400 KV Chakan, 220 KV Chinchwad, 220 KV Urse, 220 KV Chakan, and 132 KV Chakan.

As a result, approximately 396 megawatts of electricity supply was disrupted, affecting around 125,000 consumers in Pune city, particularly in Kharadi, Vadgaon Sheri, Vimannagar, Yerwada, and Dhanori areas.

Areas such as Pimpri, Chinchwad, Punawale, Walhekarwadi, Wakad, Tathwade, Kivale, Ravet, Thergaon, and 50 percent of Akurdi, totaling 230,000 customers, also experienced power interruptions. Additionally, approximately 5,000 industrial customers relying on high and low voltage in Chakan MIDC were affected. However, Chakan city received power through an alternate power line connected to the 132 KV ultra-high voltage substation.

The responsibility for maintaining and repairing the 400 KV power lines lies with the Adani company, which is currently working to rectify the fault and restore power supply. It is anticipated that power will be fully reinstated to all the affected ultra-high pressure substations around 10:30 pm. A phased restoration of power supply will begin for the sub-centres of MSEDCL, aiming to restore interrupted power supply in all affected areas between 10:30 pm and 11:30 pm.

The power outage caused inconvenience and disruptions to residents, businesses, and industrial units throughout the affected regions. Local authorities are coordinating with the Adani company to expedite the resolution of the technical issue.

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