Power supply normalised in Karachi after 4 hours: Power supply in the city was brought to the routine levels in record time of almost four hrs regardless of gusting winds as well as a serious dust storm, which hit the metropolis on Tuesday mid-day.
K-Electric’s rapid action teams kept stringent vigilance as the city experienced strong winds, along with light rainfall, in different areas on Tuesday.
Regardless of the strength of the storm, only roughly 400 feeders of KE’s overall distribution network of 1,900 were impacted, and a bulk of these needed to be switched off on an emergency situation basis for safety and security reasons owing to heavy invasion of kundas in the locations associated with these feeders.
The overall power facilities continued to be intact throughout the stormy weather.
KE teams were mobilised as quickly as the strong winds subsided, and the variety of influenced feeders was minimized to less than 100 in a document time of four hours.As per a K-Electric agent, “It has actually been a day with extreme fluctuations in the weather condition with temperatures differing significantly.
Thankfully, every one of KE’s circulation network remained mostly intact and no loss of life or damages to the city’s framework was reported.
Likewise, the localised area faults were quickly gone to by KE groups throughout this time.
In view of public security, locations with hefty invasion of kundas were preemptively switched off to safeguard our clients.
Power supply to calculated installments, consisting of crucial medical facilities, KWSB pumping terminals, and also the Karachi Flight terminal stayed continuous during this period.
“Throughout this extraordinary situation, we likewise urged the general public to stay away from damaged cords, avoid nestling under transformers, or standing near electrical energy posts throughout stormy as well as gusty weather to stay clear of mishaps.”
The power energy additionally maintained close control with the public authorities, including the workplace of the Commissioner Karachi.