KARACHI: A major power breakdown in Karachi left many parts of the city affected on Thursday.
According to reports, power supply was suspended to several areas between 5am and 6am. The affected areas included Defence View, Teachers Society, Defense Housing Authority, Model Colony, and Malir.
Further, reports of suspended power supply were also received from Tariq Bin Ziad Colony, Gulberg, parts of Clifton, Akhtar Colony, Kashmir Colony, and Mehmoodabad.
NTDC confirmed restoration of Electricity to the metropolis later in the day after maintenance.
Electricity supply in most parts of the city has been restored along with full supply being received from the national grid. 1/2
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The National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDC), in a statement, said Karachi is being provided 665MW electricity from the national grid as per the agreed contract. A spokesperson of the NTDC said there is ‘no delay or deficit in supply to Karachi’ from its end.
This is the third outage in Karachi in the past three days. Citizens took to social media to express their resentment at frequent breakdowns in the city.
According to the power supplier, increased humidity resulted in the tripping of the EHT Network.
Supply from the National Grid partially restored. Power supply restored to parts of the city, including Gulshan and Federal B. Area.
K-Electric says work is ‘progressing swiftly’ on areas that remain affected.
The power supplier says electricity has been restored at the airport, Dhabeji, and Gharo pumping stations of the Water Board along with Civil Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, the Sindh Assembly, and Governor House.
In addition, power supply to Gulshan-e-Maymar, Jacob Line, North Karachi and Gulistan-e-Jauhar has also been restored.
Electricity in the remaining affected areas to be restored soon, K-Electric said.