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Karachi Power Crisis: Gap between supply and demand reaches 500 MW

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

16th Jul, 2020. 11:26 am
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The power crisis in Karachi has intensified and the gap between supply and demand has reached 500 MW.

Production of K Electric’s power plants is limited to 1800 MW. 300 MW of electricity is being supplied from private power plants and 700 MW from the national grid.

The demand for electricity in Karachi is up to 3300 MW.

Spokesperson K Electric Adil Murtaza said in his statement that, load shedding is mostly occurring areas reporting electricity theft.

He complained that K Electric is facing non-payment of bills by some customers. Many of the residents are getting electricity through illegal means.

Adil Murtaza said that load shedding is sometimes due to technical faults in the lines.

He said that the federal government was assisting K Electric in some matters for which he was grateful.

Spokesperson K Electric said the demand for electricity was low during the monsoon.

He asked the consumers to pay their bills on time to avail continuous power supply.

Surjani Town, Orangi Town, Liaqatabad, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Pahlawan Goth, Bhattaiabad, Malir, and Shah Faisal Colony areas of Karachi are facing severe load-shedding these days.

The people of Karachi are also facing difficulties due to power outages and the unavailability of water in different areas.

Water supply operations in North Karachi, New Karachi, Liaquatabad, Old City Area, Shah Faisal Colony and Abul Hassan Isfahani Road have also been affected.

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