Commuters wait for buses after the Delhi Metro rail system loses power. Indian government officials say the grids went down after being overloaded.
A New Delhi railway station.
Power was lost in India’s capital, New Delhi, and other major cities, including Kolkata.
Passengers were stranded outside and inside the trains.
A soldier stands guard at the entrance to the Rajiv Chowk underground metro station.
Fuel station employees manually fill containers with diesel.
The power outage also led to a massive traffic jam.
Souvenir shop owners use portable power generators in Janpath Market, a popular tourist shopping area.
Muslim girls study by candlelight in a religious school in Noida.
More stranded passengers wait for power to get restored. This was Monday, before the eastern grid collapsed along with the northern grid.
A newly wed woman waits for her train at the New Delhi railway station.
It’s unclear when the power grids, which are operated by the government, will return to operation.