KARACHI, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 6th August, 2016) : The tripping has been caused by the monsoon rain, says an official of the K Electric here on Saturday. In a statement the power utility has informed about the details of trippings caused by recent monsoon rains. It said that the monsoon rains started on Friday evening, which caused EHT line tripping from Bin Qasim and affected different areas of Karachi. The areas included vicinity of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Garden, DHA and Dhabeji.
The rain on Friday caused 400 feeders to trip, most of which are now restored. It maintained that the areas with high number of consumer using illegal connections always have high number of wire broken complaints which caused delays in restoration of power in these areas. According to KE Spokesperson `KE Teams has worked on 24 hour shifts and most of the areas were restored within a short span of time. Different areas of the city including Dhabeji were restored on high priority.
However, in some of the areas power could not be restored due to the roads submerged in rainwater. The areas of DHA, Malir and Gulshan-e-Iqbal along with other areas of the city were also restored during the night'. The press statement further added that the second spell of rain continued on Saturday morning caused tripping in some additional areas, which were the vicinities of Garden, Clifton, Lyari, Gizri and some parts of North Karachi.
The power breakdown in the second spell of rain at Dhabeji and Gharo was again restored on priority basis. During the second spell of rains, out of KE's 1450 feeders, only 200 feeders were affected which KE rain emergency response teams have immediately restored. KE Spokesperson further added, `K-Electric's rain emergency response teams are prepared to tackle any situation occurring round the clock. "We apologized to all our consumers for the recent disruption of supply in the city and would also reiterate that KE Teams will continue to works round the clock for complete restoration" the spokesperson stated.
In some areas the team is dealing with challenge of broken wires and standing water. The restoration work in these areas is being carried out with support and cooperation of town management. Consumers were requested to inform the utility service of any broken wires or technical faults or raise queries by calling on 118 and 021-99000 or by SMS to 8119 or register their complaint on KE's digital platforms.