Karachi prepares for major power breakdown


KARACHI: The residents of Karachi could face a major power breakdown as rainwater entered the KDA grid station at Gulzar-e-Hijri Scheme 33 on early Wednesday morning, forcing the K-Electric to completely shut down the power supply to some feeders, local media reported.

A spokesperson of K-Electric hinted that it may be forced to remain completely shut down as water flow poses serious hazards to the safety of the staff and equipment.

The spokesperson further told that work is being done along with all related authorities to bring this situation under control as soon as possible. All feasible resources including trenches, water pumps, and sandbags have been deployed around the grid to block the water.

Heavy monsoon downpour on the second consecutive day in the city has paralyzed daily life in the city. Many roads and low lying areas are under rainwater.

At least 19 people, including five children, were killed in rain-related incidents in various parts of the city.

The rainfall recorded so far in different parts of the city were; Surjani 119mm, Saddar 98mm, Faisal Base 71mm, North karachi 65mm, Jinnah Terminal 60mm, University road 55mm, Ghulshan e Hadid 52mm, Masroor 48mm, Landhi 43mm, Nazimabad 39mm, Kemari 14mm.


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