Power supply was restored across Bangladesh after seven hours of blackout following the national power grid failure on Tuesday.
Electricity was back in all the areas of Dhaka and other districts by 9:00pm, Badruddoza Sumon, public relations officer of Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), told UNB.
Power supply was restored in some parts of Dhaka city under Maniknagar and Hasnabad grid substations and also a good number of districts under Sylhet, Chattagram and Mymensingh by 7:00pm, he added.
He said the districts where power supply was fully restored by 7:00pm include Tangail, Kishorganj, Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Manikganj, and all districts in Chattagram and Sylhet divisions.
After the national power grid failed on Tuesday afternoon, power supply was restored in some Dhaka areas, including the president and prime minister’s official residences, around 5 pm.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid had earlier hoped that power supply may fully be restored by 7 pm.
National power transmission grid failed at 2:05 pm – causing blackouts across Bangladesh, except some parts of the north.
According to officials at Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), the transmission line tripped somewhere in the eastern part of the country, especially in districts on the east of Jamuna river.
Following the grid failure, all power plants tripped one after another and electricity supply went off in Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet, Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.