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Jul 31, 2012 at 09:39am IST

Northern Grid failure: UP Power Corp CMD transferred

New Delhi: Heads have begun to roll over the breakdown at the Northern Grid that left seven states powerless on Monday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered the transfer of the UP Power Corporation Chairman and Managing Director Avinash Awasthi.

Awasthi, who was appointed only two months ago, will be replaced by AP Mishra.

The District Magistrate of Bareilly has also been removed.

Northern Grid failure: UP Power Corp CMD transferred

The action came after the Centre blamed Uttar Pradesh for the fault in the Northern Grid.

Awasthi's transfer order comes after the Centre blamed Uttar Pradesh for the fault in the Northern Grid.

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