New Delhi: India came to halt when three power grid went off making at least twenty states surge in darkness. An inquiry has already been initiated as Power Ministry managed to restore the grid back to normal. The electricity supply most of the country has been largely restored after a two-day blackout across much of the country.
The optimal transmission frequency for any grid should be 48 hertz, however, the it dropped to 47.50 in the Eastern Grid and 47.69 in the Northern Grid which initiated the trouble. No official statement came out of the ministry on who the culprit is but Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab seem to be the prime accused.
With Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde getting a promotion as he takes over the Home Ministry, the opposition erupted on the decision which came from the Prime Minister, as it was not timed very well because of the fact that Shinde managed two grid failures in less than a week.
More than 60 crore people and severely impacted train services in six railway zones were affected, bringing 300 trains to halt as the crisis spread in 20 states. Around 265 miners who got trapped in coal mines in West Bengal were rescued. From Metro services in New Delhi to stopped trains all over north India every thing came to pause.
Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi posted a tweet saying, "Pradhan Mantri ji, 60 crore people and 19 states are in darkness. Country wants to know is there any coalition dharma you are following here too?"