Power supply is likely to be restored in all areas of Dhaka city by 8pm, and in Chattogram by 9 pm today, ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak has said. National power transmission grid failed at 2:05pm today.
The state minister shared the information on his verified Facebook page.
Power supply has already been restored up to the Amin Bazar grid, he added.
“Although a power grid trip takes one second, restoration is a long and complex process,” said Palak.
Power grid engineers and technicians are working hard, he added, urging all to be patient without spreading rumours.
The national power transmission grid failure caused blackout 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 districts on the east of Jamuna river.
Following the national power grid failure, all power plants tripped one after another and electricity supply went off in Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet, Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.
Source: United News of Bangladesh