India hit by massive blackout today (July 31)

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at 11:51

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    India’s infrastructure needs upgrading.

    Seemingly 100s of millions of people are now suffering the effects of a huge blackout.

    I wonder how the airports, airlines, hotels, train firms, businesses are coping ?


    Sky News just reported 600,000,000 affected. Many hotels, hospitals and airports will have their own generators, as will many larger businesses especially if there is a history of power cuts.

    In Knysna we are subject to a total blackout once a month on a Sunday while they upgrade the grid. It’s actually very peaceful and we are given notice so we can prepare.

    I feel sorry for all those people who have no back up though the majority of the poorer people will use paraffin lamps and cook with wood so in some ways the power cuts will not affect them too much. Still it’s not pleasant.


    India has missed every annual target to increase electricity generation capacity since 1951.

    It seems that socialist central planning does not work after all.


    Although about 40% of population are affected and many train services are affected, it looks like none of the airport service and flights were affected. I believe all the critical services are backed up by emergency diesel generators.

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