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September 29, 2010

Power outages continue

Peshawar

September 29, 2010

Karachi
Amid hot and dry weather in the city on Tuesday, residents of a number of localities suffered prolonged power breakdowns as the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) failed to maintain its overloaded and obsolete transmission and distribution systems.
According to KESC sources, electric supply was disrupted to some parts of Orangi Town at around 2:30 pm due to a main cable fault at the Banaras-Aligarh feeder of the KESC.
Some parts of Lines Area were also deprived of electricity in the evening as all leads of high tension cable of the Kamal Afsar pole-mounted transformer were burnt out, due to which 4 PMTs of the KESC in the area were affected. Some portions of the PIB Colony area did without electricity for several hours since late Monday night due to a link cable fault in the area’s distribution system connecting with Jail Wali PMT. Some parts of Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Shah Faisal Colony were also deprived of electricity due to the breaking of a high tension wire.
KESC sources said that on Monday the electricity demand in the city was 2,336 Megawatts with Wapda/PEPCO supplying 650 MW of electricity to the KESC.

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