Power fully restored to India electricity grids: Official
NEW DELHI (AFP) - Power has been fully restored to three electricity grids which had failed in India, causing a blackout affecting more than 600 million people, a senior official told AFP on Wednesday.
"Power has been restored fully across the northern, eastern and north-eastern grids," Power System Operation Corporation chief S.K. Soonee told AFP, referring to the systems which collapsed on Tuesday in an unprecedented outage.
Mr Soonee said that power had been re-established overnight by engineers from PSOC, the state-owned company which manages the country's electricity generation system.
The three power grids collapsed from around 1pm local time (3.30pm Singapore time) on Tuesday, and electricity was gradually restored during the course of the day.