KESC restores power supply to tragedy-hit Abbas Town


The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) teams worked through the night in the tragedy-hit Abbas Town and restored power supply to the area in the early hours of Monday morning after having successfully replaced three damaged PMT’s and other power distribution equipment.
The KESC team started restoration work minutes after the blasts and arranged back-up lighting in the affected areas through its own standby generators for the help of its mainteams as well as the security of civic agencies. However, during the course of action, the KESC’s underground and overhead restoration work had to at times be put on hold for security clearance from the law enforcement agencies and to give way to cranes and shovels of civic authorities to remove the debris, a KESC statement released today said.
The blasts near Abul Hasan Isphahani Road had caused the Teachers Society feeder from the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) sub-division to trip as well. Two PMTs near Iqra City Complex were completely damaged while another, DSP PMT, had developed severe faults. In addition several spans of supply cable were also burnt, broken and damaged. KESC teams mobilised all their resources while working throughout the night to ensure the restoration of power at the earliest.