Karachi plunges into darkness for third time in Ramazan

12 Jul, 2015 10:30 am

KARACHI (92 News) – After two major power breakdowns in a week, a third consecutive blackout hit Karachi on Sunday’s wee hours inflicting darkness on several areas of the metropolis, late until Sunday morning.

As a result of the power failure, the electricity supply was disconnect to city’s Industrial Zone, Port Qasim, Pakistan Steel Mills, Landhi, Korangi, Karachi airport, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Bhains Colony, Quaidabad, Malir, Liaquatabad, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Nazimabad, Federal B.Area, Buffer Zone, Shadman, PECHS and some areas of Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

As per K-Electric, the power supply system collapsed due to tripping of 220 KV transmission line in Bin Qasim Thermal Power Plant, affecting 10 of 64 grid stations. “Extreme humidity in the air caused the tripping,” it said in a statement. “Teams of experts are working on the fault to restore the power supply.”


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