A grid failure at Haripur in Narayanganj resulted in shut down of a number of power plants in the country this evening, leaving many areas in the capital including parliament and Bangabhaban without power for up to an hour.
A number of areas including Tejgaon, Ramna, Bangshal, Kamalapur and Motijheel in Dhaka and many others in Narayanganj were affected by the power outage which started at 7pm.
However, the power supply resumed in Dhaka, half an hour later, said Kamrun Nahar, a spokesperson for the Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd.
The Bangabhaban witnessed power outage twice, there was no electricity in the Bangabhaban for 39 minutes from 7:01pm and for four minutes from 9:01pm, said an official preferring anonymity.
Gono Bhaban and parliament were also affected but for only one minute.
Immediately after the power cut, top officials of the Power Development Board and DPDC were called at the PM's parliament office to explain the causes of the power disruption.
They informed that one of the phases of the Kalyanpur power supply line tripped off causing power cut at parliament and Gono Bhaban.