Power supply of Istanbul restored by 80% - Ministry of Energy
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey's Ministry of Energy has restored the electricity supply of Istanbul by 80 percent, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said, according to Turkish news agency Anadolu's report March 31.
"In general, the power supply has been significantly restored in Turkey and by 80 percent in Istanbul," said the minister. "We expect that electricity supply will be fully restored in the near future."
The electricity supply to Turkey's major cities, such as Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, was stopped at 10:36 (UTC/GMT +3 hours) on March 31.
The subways in these cities also stopped working as a result of the power outage. The traffic lights also stopped working, which caused traffic jams.
Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEİAS) reported earlier that the power supply to several cities of Turkey was stopped as a result of the disconnection on the main power transmission line via which the country imports electricity.
Edited by CN
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