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Karachi power outage: KE says restoration efforts progressing swiftly

The power supply to parts of Karachi has been interrupted due to tripping of a 220 kV high tension line

By Web Desk
May 22, 2021
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KARACHI: The restoration efforts are progressing swiftly after tripping in K-Electric's high tension circuit, the power utility said in a statement after the city was hit by a major outage.

KE said that power supply PECHS, Defence, Nipa, Civil Lines, North Nazimabad Block S, and other areas have been restored.

The metropolis suffered a major power breakdown due to the tripping of high tension lines at Jamshoro-Karachi link multiplying the miseries of the Karachities in the hot weather.

According to sources, over 45 grid stations in Karachi got affected due to the tripping of transmission lines after which the power supply to a major part of the city was suspended.

They said that the city is facing a shortage of 1,000 MW of electricity.

On the other hand, the Power Division said the transmission lines supplying power to Karachi have been restored and the load is being increased gradually, a spokesperson of the Power Divison said Saturday.

The official said that NK Baldia 1 and Baldia 2 transmission lines were restored at 2:41pm.