Half of India without power as grid breaks down for second day

Updated
Passengers sit on a platform as they wait for the electricity to be restored at a railway station in Kolkata July 31.
Passengers sit on a platform as they wait for the electricity to be restored at a railway station in Kolkata July 31.
Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters

NBC News reports that half of India’s 1.2 billion residents were without power in the second day of power grid failures in the populous Southeast Asian country. Public transportation, hospitals, and office buildings were all impacted as the country struggled to keep up with energy demands. Temperatures are hovering in the 90s.

Passengers stand at the doorway of a train as they wait for the electricity to be restored at a railway station in Kolkata July 31.Traffice crawls in Connaught Place in New Delhi July 31 as the traffic flow worsened in the afternoon after signals stopped functioning following a failure in the Northern Power Grid.

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Half of India without power as grid breaks down for second day

Updated