Published On: Tue, Nov 13th, 2018
Published in Category: Karachi

Major power breakdown leaves Karachi in dark

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KARACHI: Karachi on Monday suffered a major power breakdown that left vast areas of the city in darkness.

According to details, 80 percent of the city experienced a blackout. The areas affected include Gulistan-e-Johar, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Nazimabad, Liaquatabad, Bahadurabad, PECHS, Mehmoodabad, Sadar, Super Highway, Sohrab Goth, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Guddap, Ancholi and surrounding areas.

This time round K-Electric saved their grace by issuing the same old statement. The spokesperson maintained that Bin Qasim power plant went out of order and tripped the high tension line.

Moreover, power supply from the national grid has also been disconnected. He claimed that efforts are underway to restore electricity in the metropolis. It is pertinent to mention here that Karachiites are suffering the fifth power breakdown within the last two months.

The city’s power supplier said that electricity had already been restored in some areas of the city and added that the situation would “improve significantly” over the next few hours. KE said that the power breakdown was caused by a 500 kV transmission line connecting KE to the National Grid which had tripped.

A little after 10am, in an update on Twitter, KE said that restoration of electricity had started in Korangi, Garden, Jacob Lines, Shah Faisal Colony, Gulshan, Defence, Gizri and Landhi. Last month, the city experienced numerous spells without electricity. On October 24, Karachi faced the fifth breakdown within a month.

The blackouts are a grim reminder for Karachiites who suffered major and frequent power breakdowns last year during summer.

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