SUKKUR: Power supply to most of the cities and towns of Upper Sindh, Balochistan and some parts of Punjab was disrupted on Sunday morning, due to tripping of all units of the Guddu Thermal Power Station.
According to reports, today at about 8:10 am power supply to most of the cities and towns of Upper Sindh including, Sukkur, Rohri, Pano Akil and Ghotki, Mirpur Mathelo, along with all of Balochistan and some parts of Punjab was disrupted due to the Guddu Thermal Power Station breakdown.
At different control rooms of the power station, officials expressed ignorance about the nature of the massive fault and said that all senior staff is busy in rectifying the situation.
Resident Engineer Arshad Arain talking to The Express Tribune blamed overloading for the tripping of all the units.
This is the second time the power station has broken down this week. A major fault developed in Guddu Thermal Power Station on Thursday due to which all 13 units of the station tripped.
The power crisis has worsened in the last week, as cities and rural areas alike plunged into darkness after four power plants tripped due to overload. Believe it or not this was the good news, as the tripping of the power plants avoided the near-collapse of the National Grid System, similar to the one that took place on February 24.
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