KARACHI: Unannounced load shedding has turned ‘City of Lights’ to darkness on Friday night. According to K-Electric sources, the power failure in one of the main power plants has resulted in intermittent load-shedding in Karachi.
According to the spokesperson of K-Electric, a major fault occurred in Bin Qasim Power Plant has resulted in longer duration of load shedding in the city.
Load Shedding in Karachi
Major areas of Metropolis including Korangi, Malir, Gulshan –e Iqbal, North Karachi, Shah Faisal Colony, Landhi, Liaquatabad, SITE, and Nazimabad, Gulistan-e Jauhar and other adjoining areas experienced two to 10 hours long period of load shedding. Prevailing heat wave in the city and long hours of load shedding has miserably disturbed the lifestyle of the residents.
According to K-Electric spokesperson, the city was facing a shortfall of at least 180 megawatts (MW). The company pledge to make electricity supply normal in the city.
The K-Electric official also claimed that regular maintenance work is conducted at the Bin Qasim Power Plant. The company has already invested almost $1.07 billion since past seven or eight years in the facility.
Officials also expressed that areas like Nagin Chowrangi and its surroundings, Scheme 33, and Post Office Society are facing power outage for over two hours. Load shedding in Karachi has devastatingly affected the lifestyle of the residents of the area.
Karachiites also expressed major concerns regarding their electrical appliances maintenance. They fear that regular fluctuations, low voltage and power outrage that happens every 15 minutes might damage their appliances.