Nortern India's Power Grid Fails, 370 Million Indian's Swelter In HeatSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 07/30/2012 - 09:38
Nortern India's Power Grid Fails, 370 Million Indian's Swelter In Heat
By RAVI NESSMAN
Jul 30, 8:12 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Northern India's power grid crashed Monday, halting hundreds of trains, forcing hospitals and airports to use backup generators and leaving 370 million people - more than the population of the United States and Canada combined - sweltering in the summer heat.
The blackout, the worst to hit India in a decade, highlighted the nation's inability to feed a growing hunger for energy as it strives to become a regional economic power.