The restoration efforts are progressing swiftly after Karachi faced a major power outage on Saturday but still electricity in various parts of the city is yet to be restored.
As per the latest reports, the power supply remains suspended in Baldia Ittehad Town, Qaim Khani Colony, Orangi, Shantinagar, Korangi, Malir Shamsi Society and Shah Faisal Colony.
Several areas of Lyari are also without power since the electricity breakdown occurred on Saturday afternoon.
Massive Power Outage
Karachi has faced a massive power outrage as several areas are left without electricity with no respite amidst the hot weather conditions across the city.
According to the official announcement by K-Electric, the power distributor, the Power supply to 25 grid stations has been suspended, leaving most parts of the metropolis without electricity.
The areas that faced the power outage include New Karachi, Saddar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Buffer Zone, Shadman, Sir Syed Town, Nagan Chowrangi, Federal B Area and North Nazimabad.
In a statement on Twitter, K-Electric, said: “Interruption in power supply are being reported from some parts of the city. We are urgently looking into this.”
Interruption in power supply are being reported from some parts of the city. We are urgently looking into this.
— KE (@KElectricPk) May 22, 2021
Furthermore, the Ministry of Energy said that the power interruption in the city was caused by the tripping of the NKI line.
“The teams of KE and NTDC are working to restore the supply and investigations are underway to ascertain the cause of tripping.”
کراچی کو بجلی سپلائی کرنے والی NKI بلدیہ 1اور 2میں ٹرپنگ کی وجہ سے بجلی فراہمی متاثر ہوئی ہے تاہم الحمداللہ باقی ملک کا پورا سسٹم اس وقت بالکل نارمل ہے اور این ٹی ڈی سی اور کراچی الیکٹریک کے اہلکار بجلی بحالی میں مصروف ہیں ٹرپنگ کی وجوہات بھی انوسٹی گیٹ کی جارہی ہے
— Ministry of Energy (@MoWP15) May 22, 2021
On the other hand, during the restoration process, initial reports were received of smoke from one of four busbars used for the outgoing supply of power from the KE’s Bin Qasim Power Station 1 whereas no fault was discovered on the generation side.