Power restored across Karachi after 7 hours breakdown

KARACHI (NNI): Power supply was restored in Karachi early morning following a seven hour breakdown that took place Saturday mid-night, said a Karachi Electricity (KE) spokesman here on Sunday.

It was claimed that electric supply to Karachi was disrupted around 12 midnight due to tripping of the national grid, however, KE  managed to fully restore the supply to the metropolis as well as to certain parts of interior Sindh and Balochistan dependent on the facility.

Power supply was resumed, on priority basis to pumping stations in Dhabeji and Pipri, as these were critical for water supply to Karachiites, said the spokesman.

Similarly power to other critical facilities that were previously put on generators has also been restored including all major hospitals, Jinnah International Airport and so-forth.

According to KE spokesman tripping of the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) line, Saturday midnight, had a cascading effect on KE system as its supply was de-synced affecting 600 to 650 mega watts provided to the metropolis. NNI



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