Talks to resolve power crisis fail in south India
HYDERABAD (AP) - Millions of people in south-eastern India are facing widespread power blackouts for the sixth consecutive day after talks between the government and striking electricity workers failed.
Workers have shut down power plants across Andhra Pradesh state to protest a decision to divide the state into two and create a new state of Telangana.
Most parts of the state went without power for long hours on Wednesday. Scores of freight and passenger trains were cancelled. Hospitals and drinking water utilities in the state were operating with generators.
Power supply to the adjoining states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala was also hit.