Massive power breakdown hits most parts of Karachi

KARACHI: A large portion of the metropolis was plunged into darkness early Sunday after a high tension line tripped due to light rain continued overnight.

The city woke up to light rain as the monsoon drizzle continued overnight, just as several residential areas faced power outages lasting more than four hours.

Affected areas included North Nazimabad, Federal B Area, Landhi, Korangi, Lines Area, Lyari, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, DHA Phase 2, Clifton, Malir, Tariq Road, PECHS, Gurumandir, Jamshed Road, Soldier Bazaar, Bahadurabad, and Gulshan-e-Zahoor as a result, K-Electric’s customer care centre received numerous calls for complaints.

Khayam Siddiqui, the spokesperson of Karachi’s power supply company K-Electric, said that they were working to restore power to the city.

Published in Business Recorder, 13th August, 2018