KARACHI: Power supply to Karachi has been resumed from 22 grid stations while work on remaining grid stations is underway, said a spokesman of Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) this morning, CNBC reported on Sunday.
The KESC spokesman, Ahmad Fraz, has informed that gradual resumption of power supply to Karachi has started as 22 grid stations have been fixed and from them electricity supply has been restored to the concerned areas.
There are total 61 grid stations which supply power to the metropolitan; 22 grid stations have already started functioning and supplying electricity while work on remaining 39 grid stations is underway. It is expected that very soon power supply to all city will be restored soon, the spokesman added.
All KESC workers leaves have been cancelled and they all are called for emergency duty to fix the power supply fault and restore supply of the city. It is expected that within next few hours supply to entire city will be resumed, Ahmad Fraz added, saying that despite trouble, caused by the humidity, in most of the grid stations only 30 percent of the city suffered from power shortage.
Earlier the previous day, suddenly power supply of near about entire city disappeared for hours and it was resumed for very small period in some parts of the city, repeatedly, during the day but afterwards in late hours of the night, the electricity disappeared permanently and up till now it has not been restored in many parts of the city.
Owing to the long break of the electricity, water supply of the city has also suffered badly. Under the present circumstances, if power supply will not be resumed soon then it is feared that many areas’ water supply will also not be possible.
Power supply of near about one-third are of Karachi has been restored while work on remaining supply is rapidly underway; it is expected that very soon supply of the electricity will be resumed in all parts of the metropolitan, the KESC spokesman informed. CNBC