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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:40 AM

Power restored across India after historic failure

Source: AP-Excite

By NIRMALA GEORGE

NEW DELHI (AP) - Factories and workshops across India were up and running again Wednesday, a day after a major system collapse led to a second day of power outages and the worst blackout in history.

An estimated 620 million people were left without electricity after India's northern, eastern and northeastern grids cascaded into failure Tuesday afternoon. It was the second massive outage in as many days, coming just after the country had recovered from Monday's failure of the northern grid, which had left 370 million people powerless.

Electricity workers struggled throughout the day Tuesday to return power to the 20 affected states, restoring most of the system in the hours after the crash. India's new Power Minister Veerappa Moily told reporters that by Wednesday morning power had been fully restored across the country.

Moily, who took over the top power position Tuesday, said an investigation into the crisis has been launched and he did not want to point fingers or speculate about the cause.



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Indian commuters exit an underground metro station where services were fully restored after Tuesday's power outage in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. Factories and workshops across India were up and running again Wednesday, a day after a major system collapse led to a second day of power outages and the worst blackout in history. An estimated 620 million people were left without electricity after India’s northern, eastern and northeastern grids cascaded into failure Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:45 AM

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