Jofra Archer’s old tweets go viral after Mumbai suffers major power outage
England and Rajasthan Royals (RR) pacer Jofra Archer is widely renowned for having a tweet for every moment of life. A few of his old tweets have gone viral once again after several areas in Mumbai suffered a major blackout on Monday (October 12) due to a sudden power failure.
The massive power outage affected daily life in the financial capital of India. Tata power through its Twitter handled, said that simultaneous substation tripping in MSETCL’s Kalwa, Kharghar causing a huge dip in frequency in the Mumbai transmission system which led to the tripping of the Mumbai power supply.
“Mumbai gone,” from September 2014 is one of the first ones which received a lot of attention on social media as fans on Twitter linked it to the ‘power gone’ references.
The second one is, “Lights out”, from March 2013 is the second one that got the most engagement on the microblogging platform with the third and final one being “Mumbai deserve it”.
Juhu, Andheri, Mira Road, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Panvel were the worst affected areas due to power cut.
Local train services, which are only operating for essential workers currently, were also affected. “In view of interruption in Traction power at 10.05 hrs due to Grid failure of Tata Power company, services btwn Churchgate & Borivili are suspended. It shall be resumed as soon as traction power supply is restored. Commuters are requested to cooperate. However, Power supply, from MSETCL available at Vasai Road & it has been extended to work essential suburban trains between Borivali to Virar section. Efforts are on to start services in Churchgate- Borivali section.
Adani Electricity said that Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML) is supplying around 385MW to critical services through AEML Dahanu. “Our teams are working to restore the supply in the affected areas at the earliest. We regret the inconvenience caused,” it tweeted.
“Power cut across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane. There is multiple tripping of lines and transformer (Kalwa-padghe and Khargar ICTs) supplying power to Mumbai system . 360 MW supply in Mumbai and suburbs affected. Restoration under process,” Maharashtra minister Dr Jitendra Awhad tweeted.
Efforts were on to restore the supply at the earliest, said an official from the Energy Department.
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