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Power supplies to seven states across northern India, home to nearly 360 million people, collapsed early today, shutting transport networks, disrupting water supplies and leaving businesses running on generators.
The outages in seven states -- Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan -- represent the worst failure in the country’s power grid since 2001, the NDTV 24x7 news channel said, without saying where it got the information from. Services on New Delhi’s metro and Indian railways were suspended for several hours, while traffic signals fa
Originally posted by Cryptonomicon
reply to post by AGWskeptic
Yeah, it probably is just related to corruption and greed. But if 1/3 of our nation went without power, that would be pretty close to SHTF, especially if it lasted for more than a few days.
Originally posted by David134
reply to post by WanderingThe3rd
I think people in the US would be suprised to know how thin our grid is stretched. I would not be suprised at a major outage at all. Can you imagine waking up tomarrow in say LA are NY and knowing the lights were not comming back for a few days. That would be a nightmare.
Originally posted by coven83
*THIS POST IS A JOKE*
It was the first stage of Project Blue Beam.
Shut down the power of the second largest (population) country in the world. While they have no bollywood to watch, blast some religious images into the sky!!