Tuesday, July 31, 2012

600 Million Lose Power in India

A day after 370 million lost power, it was repaired, only for it to go down again on Tuesday.

This time an even larger amount of northern India was effected, as 600 million, or almost half the country, lost their power.

Service was restored, in most of the north east, by 21:30 local time.

Unfortunately, most of the east is still waiting for restoration.

India's transit network has been completely crippled by the blackouts as trains sit still on the tracks and traffic is near stagnant as well due to the lack of traffic lights.

Airports, hospitals, and other facilities have been running off of emergency power.

In some areas miners are trapped deep underground, with no way out til power is restored.

The government is urging people not to panic, and stating that the situation will be resolved soon.