Power supply disruption in Kolkata

April 19th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Power supply was snapped in the city causing a breakdown in normal life on a hot and humid Sunday evening in the West Bengal capital.
Hospitals, Metro railway services, media houses and all other essential services were affected following a major technical snag in a receiving station of power utility CCESC at 4.40 p.m.

All four generating stations of the CCESC tripped, a spokesman of the power utility told IANS.

The essential services were restored by 6 p.m though large parts of the city continued plunged in darkness.

It was an unbearable Sunday for the city people as the power crisis came on a day of sweltering heat and high humidity with the maximum temperature hovering around 41 degrees Celsius.

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