Various parts of Karachi suffered a power outage after K Electric (KE) 220 kV high tension line was affected as a result of tripping in NTDC’s NKI Baldia 1 and Baldia 2 circuit supplying to Karachi.
This caused power outage in more than half of Karachi, which left people without electricity amid the sweltering heat.
Some of the areas with no electricity in Karachi included, DHA, Malir, Lyari, North Karachi, Gulistane-e-Jauhar, Liaquatabad and several others.
According to details, there were over 45 grid stations which were affected due to the tripping of transmission lines causing a massive power outage in Karachi.
However, as per the latest update provided by KE, the restoration is underway and power supply to many areas has been restored already.
KE Power Update #3— KE (@KElectricPk) May 22, 2021
Restoration efforts are progressing swiftly after tripping in KE's High Tension circuit
Power supply to areas is underway
PECHS, Defence, Nipa, Civil Lines, North Nazimabad Block S, and other areas have been restored
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Energy has stated that NKI Baldia 1 and Baldia 2 transmission lines supplying power to Karachi have been restored while load is being increased gradually.
الحمداللہ کراچی کو بجلی سپلائی کرنے والی NKI بلدیہ 1اوربلدیہ 2ٹرانسمیشن لائنز 2:41PMپر بحال کر دی گیں ہیں اور اس وقت بجلی کا لوڈ آہستہ آہستہ بڑھایا جا رہا ہے۔— Ministry of Energy (@MoWP15) May 22, 2021
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