Loadshedding makes lives of Karachiites difficult, power demand surges to 3,500 MW

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KARACHI (City News) – Prolonged and unannounced loadshedding has made the lives of Karachiites difficult as power demand has surged to 3,500 megawatt (MW) in the metropolis, Dunya News reported on Friday.

According to details, electricity outages have reached the duration of ten to twelve hours in the name of load management in residential areas. K-Electric is also facing difficulties in resolving faults due to increased number of complaints.

Furthermore, loadshedding is being carried out in industrial areas as well and industrialists have voiced their concerns that business activities will stop if power outages continue like this.

On the other hand, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) heard the issue of prolonged electricity loadshedding in Karachi.

During the hearing, chief executive officer (CEO) of K-Electric, Syed Moonis Abdullah Alvi has told that work is being done on power transmission system. 30 to 40 feeders are shut due to the restoration process, he added.

NEPRA chairman has directed K-Electric to submit summary of the steps taken to improve electricity system in the metropolis. We can help you in getting more power supply from federal government but you don’t have proper transmission structure, he said.

K-Electric CEO said that the responsibility of ineffective transmission system in Karachi should be put on federation.

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