Why Did South Mumbai Witness 5.5-Hour Power Cut On Thursday? BEST Official Answers

Certain areas of the island city, such as Bhuleshwar and Kalbadevi, encountered their third consecutive day of power outages on Friday, lasting up to 45 minutes.
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Why Did South Mumbai Saw 5.5-Hour Power Cut On Thursday? BEST Official Answers

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Mumbai: South Mumbai faced power cuts for over five and a half hours on Thursday evening, with no relief despite numerous calls to Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST). Residents in other parts of the city experienced power cuts, significantly inconveniencing them in this sultry weather.
"Power cuts continue even now and we are plunged into darkness," said a resident of Bhuleshwar at 11pm, as per the Times of India report.
Last week, certain areas of the island city, such as Bhuleshwar and Kalbadevi, encountered their third consecutive day of power outages on Friday, lasting up to 45 minutes. A BEST official attributed this to a "cable fault." Following MLA Ashish Shelar's communication with Adani Electricity, another legislator, Amin Patel, petitioned the BEST undertaking on Thursday, highlighting repeated outages that left thousands of citizens in the island city infuriated and frustrated.
In his letter to BEST, Patel highlighted outages ranging from 10 to 12 hours in some areas, with instances of prolonged outages lasting up to 24 and 36 hours. He noted that this significantly impacted schools, nursing homes, offices, shops, residential areas, including high-rise apartments, and individuals relying on oxygen cylinders at home, other patients, and senior citizens. Patel pointed out the shortage of staff in BEST, leading to delays in restoring the supply, along with a scarcity of materials necessary for restoration.
A senior BEST official assured that they would thoroughly investigate each complaint and endeavour to rectify the system.
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