Power supply restored to 60% of affected areas: KESC

Parts of Karachi city faced power outages soon after Iftar on August 4 as some KESC’s transmission lines tripped


Web Desk August 05, 2012

KARACHI: Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) stated that power supply to 60% of the areas that plunged into darkness last night, has been restored, Express News reported on Sunday.

A large part of the city faced power outages soon after Iftar on August 4 as some of the KESC’s transmission lines tripped.

Areas where electricity supply is restored include North Nazimabad, Orangi Town, North Karachi, Defence, Saddar, Landhi and West Wharf.

The company said that its officials are working for complete restoration and that all pumping stations are supplied with power.

On Saturday, two 220 KV lines and three 132 kV lines stopped working, causing problem at 20 of KESC’s 60 grid stations.

Power faults at such a scale have become rare in the past two years since privately-run KESC resorts to area-wise outages whenever there is a shortfall.

Experts, however, said the trips suggest that decades-old transmission system still needs improvement.  Power was intermittently restored to some areas but the blackout persisted in large parts till the filing of this report.

COMMENTS (3)

BLing BLing | 8 years ago | Reply

We need to do something about this to avoid an India like situation, half the country suffering with black out.

Junaid | 8 years ago | Reply

OMG....this can not be true........how can this happen in Pakistan...this is conspiracy of external powers (RAW/Mossad/CIA)..... Pakistan has 24X7 electricity and water supply since independence and thats why all of them were so shocked and concerned when power grids failed in India..... Anyways, it doesnt matter....you guys can make electricity from water in your kettle...:D

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