Most people back to work as electricity supply restored in Venezuela

Electricity supply restored in Venezuela Photograph:( AFP )

Reuters Venezuela Mar 15, 2019, 04.37 PM (IST)

Most people in Venezuela have gone back to their work since Thursday, as electricity supply was restored in most of the country after suffering a massive blackout from March 7.

On the first day of work resumption, many locals flocked into the subway stations, heading to their work positions.

'I'm on my way to work. And now, the subway has resumed; it is fantastic,' said Nerva Zerpa, a local resident.

'The subway now is in operation with its best efforts. After going through a serious blackout, it is normal to see some minor malfunctions,' said Santiago Ruiz, another resident.

Right now, the operation of public transportations in Caracas has been resumed, except the 40 percent of bus lines and three subway stations of Line 1.

The worst blackout in modern Venezuelan history came amid heightened tensions between the ruling socialist party and the opposition, which is receiving Washington's support in its bid to unseat President Nicolas Maduro.

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The worst blackout in modern Venezuelan history came amid heightened tensions between the ruling socialist party and the opposition, which is receiving Washington's support in its bid to unseat President Nicolas Maduro.