India Power Outage Leaves 600 Million In The Dark

The country’s northern and eastern power grids are down. It’s one of the biggest blackouts in history.

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Commuters wait for buses after the Delhi Metro rail system loses power. Indian government officials say the grids went down after being overloaded.

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A New Delhi railway station.

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Power was lost in India’s capital, New Delhi, and other major cities, including Kolkata.

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Passengers were stranded outside and inside the trains.

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A soldier stands guard at the entrance to the Rajiv Chowk underground metro station.

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Fuel station employees manually fill containers with diesel.

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The power outage also led to a massive traffic jam.

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Souvenir shop owners use portable power generators in Janpath Market, a popular tourist shopping area.

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Muslim girls study by candlelight in a religious school in Noida.

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More stranded passengers wait for power to get restored. This was Monday, before the eastern grid collapsed along with the northern grid.

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A newly wed woman waits for her train at the New Delhi railway station.

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It’s unclear when the power grids, which are operated by the government, will return to operation.

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