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K Electric increases load shedding in Karachi


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

24th Jun, 2020. 08:12 pm
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K Electric management also challenged the writ of government institutions by carrying out load shedding.

According to the details, power is being cut off for ten and a half hours even in the areas exempted from load shedding in the scorching heat.

Power is being cut off for nine hours in load-shedding areas while separate power outages are also being carried out on the excuse of faults.

Due to non-load shedding in Karachi, the government of Pakistan gives 800 megawatts of electricity from the national grid at discounted rates.

Under the rules, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) can impose a fine of up to Rs 100 million on K Electric for load shedding as per the rules and NEPRA directives, the Electric Administration cannot carry out load shedding in Karachi.

Load shedding has affected Federal B Area, North Nazimabad, Malir area while Kemari, City Railway Colony, Rifa Society Korangi have also experienced power outages for up to several hours and the power outage lasted for hour salso in Ancholi, Gulistan e Johar, Garden West, Soldier Bazaar, Pak Colony.

It is to be noted that due to the extreme heat, the citizens of Karachi are already so disturbed by the unannounced load shedding of electricity that their night’s sleep is not restful.

The power supply was also suspended in several areas of Karachi last night while the intense heat added to the distresses of the residents of the area.

K Electric also did not forgive the excise department and the power was cut due to non-payment of the bill.

The Clifton line of the Excise and Taxation Narcotics Department was cut.

The sources said that the bills have been sent several times by excise department clerks but the minister’s office didn’t respond on it.

Today the line has been cut due to non-payment of Rs 3 lacs, excise department officials are facing severe difficulties.

Earlier, K Electric has announced an increase in load shedding, after which power went out across Karachi.

The company has announced to increase load shedding on the excuse of shortage of fuel oil.

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