KARACHI: The duration of load-shedding in several areas of the metropolis has extended till up to 12 hours. Tripped feeders, cables and technical faults have led to prolonged power outages.
A surge in the temperature in the city for the past two days has increased demand for and use of electricity and a simultaneous increase in unprecedented and unannounced power suspensions.
So far, the K-Electric (K-E) administration has failed to counter the power predicament. The city is experiencing seven and a half hour-long announced power suspensions, but with the rise in the temperature, the power suspensions have surpassed 12 hours in some areas.
Korangi, Landhi, Majeed Colony, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Ahsanabad, North Karachi, Surjani Town, Baldia Town, Saeedabad, Keamari, Gadap, Old City Area, Shireen Jinnah Colony and several other areas remain affected due to feeder tripping, faulty cables and technical faults.
Lucknow Society in Korangi area faced approximately 16 hours of power suspension in the last couple of days. The suburban areas of the city continue to face the same problems.
Areas usually unaffected by power outages are also facing interrupted power supply due to what K-E claims is ‘maintenance and feeder tripping’.
Meanwhile, the K-E spokesperson stated that there has been uninterrupted power supply in the city and technical faults should not be termed load-shedding. The K-E team is available 24 hours to render maintenance services, he added.