Third in week: Major breakdown disrupts electric supply in Karachi

August 1, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Karachi Electric continued to irk citizens on Saturday with long hours of unannounced disruption in the electric supply in the city despite its claims of providing uninterrupted supply to the city during a week starting from Chand Raat.

According to KESC spokesman, the shutdown was caused due to rain and winds in the city, causing 41 feeders and five grid stations to trip and breaking electricity wires at several locations in the city. He dispelled the rumours that K-Electric had resumed electricity load shedding in the city and said that any electricity shutdown was due to technical faults.

The areas which suffered from the electricity breakdown included Shah Faisal Colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Federal B Area, Jail Chowrangi, North Karachi, North Nazimabad, Malir, Korangi, Sachal Goth, Gulistan-e-Jauhar and several other localities.

It was the third major shutdown in the city during almost a week and second major during Eid holidays. On July 25, entire city was plunged into darkness for at least 12 hours due to a technical fault at Jamshoro National Grid Line. The second breakdown occurred on August 1 when half of the city faced an electricity breakdown for at least three hours.

The spokesman said that the K-E staff has initiated ground work to remove faults and soon the electricity would be restored in the city.

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