KARACHI: Large swathes of Karachi experienced power outage amid hot and humid weather after a 220kv high-tension electricity supply line tripped on Saturday.
Sources in K-Electric said power supply to as many as 30 grid stations got suspended due to the tripping of the high-tension line, leaving half the metropolis without electricity.
The areas that faced the power outage included New Karachi, Saddar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Buffer Zone, Shadman, Sir Syed Town, Nagan Chowrangi, FB Area and North Nazimabad. The city’s sole power distributor confirmed in a Twitter statement that power supply to “parts of Karachi has been interrupted due to a tripping of KE’s 220 kV high tension line.”
“Due to this, supply to associated grids has been affected,” the power distribution company added. “Restoration efforts have already begun and are expected to be completed within one hour. Availability of generation supply is enabling restoration to progress swiftly.”
Various areas of the metropolis have been facing unannounced power cuts lately. Even the localities exempted from load-shedding are being subjected to hours-long power cuts.