A massive power cut brought India's financial capital to a grinding halt. Most parts of Mumbai reported a major power outage this morning (October 12) due to a technical failure.
In a tweet, Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) said power supply had been interrupted due to a failure in incoming supply from Tata Power.
Local train services across all lines — the Western, Central and Harbour lines — were affected. Road traffic was also affected as signals stopped functioning due to the cut. At the Bombay High Court, proceedings were affected briefly due to the power cut. However, trading activities continued as usual on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
The power outage, an unusual event in the city, came at a time when many people across critical sectors continue to work from home.