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Power failure in North India affects 7 states, Delhi Metro services disrupted

Apart from Delhi, about six states have been hit due to the northern grid failure including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan andJammu Kashmir.

BT Online Bureau | July 31, 2012 | Updated 10:14 IST

Electricity supply in seven states were affected in north India as northern power grid failed on Monday morning. Apart from Delhi, about six states have been hit due to the northern grid failure including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan andJammu Kashmir.

As a result of the power failure Delhi Metro will discontinue is servcies on Monday. Thousands of Delhi Metro commuters will have a harrowing time as services of all the lines of the Metro have been disrupted due to tripping of power supply.

Train services on the 190-km Metro network connecting length and breath of the national capital were affected due to power failure in the Northern Grid, the main power source for Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

The Northern Grid failure also caused power cuts in large parts of Delhi.

"Metro service will not be available today (Monday) till the supply is restored as it is a major Northern Grid power failure," a Delhi Metro official said.

The Delhi Metro normally operates over 2,700 trips a day, covering about 70,000 km and carrying around 1.8 million passengers on week days.

With IANS inputs

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