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Thursday Jun 19, 2014
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AFP

Power supply restored in Karachi after major breakdown

By
AFP
KARACHI: The power supply to most parts of the city was restored after three hours following a rare electricity breakdown.

The port city plunged into darkness a little after midnight on Thursday owing to multiple grid stations of the K-Electric (previously KESC) going offline.

The widespread outage affected Saddar, Clifton, Garden, I.I. Chundrigar Road, Burns Road, Jamshed Town, Jacob Lines, New Town, Nazimabad block 8, 9 and 10, Soldier Bazar, as well as the Governor House and the Chief Minister House.

According to a tweet from the power generation company's twitter account, 11 out of 62 grid stations tripped causing the power breakdown.




Sources said, the breakdown was caused due to a fault at the Bin Qasim power station.

Update

02:00 - About two hours after the power breakdown K-Electric officials confirmed the fault with the Extra-High Tension 220Kv line and estimated it would take an hour and thirty minutes to restore power to the metropolis.

02:30- Speaking to Geo News, K-Electric spokesman Usama Qureshi confirmed that power restoration begun to parts of the city and supply will be restored to the remaining areas by 3AM.

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