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Unannounced shutdown continues across country as power crisis worsens

Unannounced shutdown continues across country as power crisis worsens
March 31, 2022 Web Desk

RAWALPINDI (92 News) - Unannounced shutdown continued across country as power crisis worsened on Thursday.

The power shortfall has reached 500 megawatts due to a huge difference in the demand and supply. The overall shortfall has touched 4,000 megawatts.

Sources said that the dams are lying vacant and the demand has increased to 19,000 megawatts as compared to the production of 14,000 megawatts. The added that 1,000 megawatts of hydropower was being produced, while the official thermal power plants were producing 3,000 megawatts.

The independent power plants (IPPs) are producing 11,000 megawatts. On the other hand, the power rate has been increased by Rs3 per unit for the Karachiites. The increase will put an extra burden of Rs3.58 billion on the consumers.

In Lahore, the demand has exceeded to 3,900 megawatts. The National Power Construction Corporation (NPCC) is providing 2,800 megawatts and as result, the shortfall has reached 1,100 megawatts.

Citizens told 92 News that forced one-hour shutdown was being observed in different areas of the city.