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Huge power outage in Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad; Water supply affected

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Pune: Pune city and its neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad town experienced a power outage on Wednesday morning due to a technical fault, causing inconvenience to citizens and also water supply affected. Efforts were on to restore the power supply, officials said.

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There was a power outage in all parts of the city, except Shivajinagar and Kothrud, since 6 am on Wednesday, an official of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) said.

The technical fault took place in the 400 KV lines which provide high-pressure power supply to key substations in Chakan and Lonikand areas, according to the power utility.

“The technical failure might have occurred due to the fog and dew. A technical team of the power company is working on a war-footing to restore the power supply,” the official said.

The power supply is likely to resume by 11 am, he said.

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“All the senior engineers of MahaTransco are currently tracing the breakdown in the tower line. The power supply will be restored till 11 am. MSETCL and MSEDCL have appealed to the consumers in Pune region to cooperate during this period,” MSEDCL said in another tweet.

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