-All heads of State Power Transmission Companies of Northern Grid summoned on August 14.
-The states who have been held responsible for maximum over-drawing are Uttar Pradesh (average daily over-drawing by 26 million units), Haryana (average daily over-drawing by 13 million units), Punjab (average daily over-drawing by 5.2 million units).
– Chaos on roads in Delhi with the metro rails and the traffic lights not working.
– Additional Secretary, Power, has reached the Power Monitoring Centre.
– LNJP Hospital in Delhi says they are not facing any powercut at the moment. Other hospitals like AIIMS and Safdarjung say they have enough power back up for the time being.
– Power grid statement says all essential services will be restored in next two hours.
– Narora Atomic Power Station in Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh is the only power plant that is working.
– Air services unaffected, flights on time from Delhi.
– DMRC officials have also asked government if hydel project in Bhutan can be used again today to run essential services.
– WB Power Secretary says no power likely till late night.
– Bokaro steel plant will have to be shut down if the power crisis continues.
– CPRO Northern Railways says alternative arrangements like diesel power are being considered.
– CPRO Northern Railways says about 100 trains are affected. Worst affected sections include the Ambala-Palwal and the Ghaziabad-Mugalsarai sections.
– 100 Megawatt of emergency power is being given to VVIP areas.
– Hospitals across the north and east in darkness. All government hospitals have switched to in-house power back-up. ICUs can be operated comfortably for few hours at least.
For the second time in two days, half of India plunged into darkness after the Northern and the Eastern Grids collapsed, affecting all seven states in the north and the states of Sikkim, Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand in the east.The Delhi Metro Rail services ground to a complete halt, while 75 trains of the Northern Railway were affected. Nearly 125 of them are held up between the Ghaziabad and Muhgalsarai Division. Additionally, the North Western Railway and the North Central Railway are said to be affected.Entire north India had plunged into the worst power crisis in a decade on Monday throwing normal life out of gear for several hours in eight states due to collapse of the Northern Grid.