Parts of Karachi facing power outages of upto 12 hours
KARACHI (92 News) – With mercury inching towards 40 degrees Celsius in most parts of the country, the duration of load-shedding in several areas of the metropolis has extended till up to 12 hours. Tripped feeders, cables and technical faults have led to prolonged power outages.
A surge in the temperature in the city for the past two days has increased demand for and use of electricity and a simultaneous increase in unprecedented and unannounced power suspensions.
So far, the K-Electric (KE) administration has failed to counter the power predicament. The city is experiencing 8 hour-long announced power suspensions, but with the rise in the temperature, the power suspensions have surpassed 12 hours in some areas.
Korangi, Landhi, Gulistan-e-Johar, Gulshan-e-Maymar, North Karachi, Malir, Sher Shah and several other areas remain affected due to power outages.
Authorities are seeing a rise in complaints of electricity load shedding with summer just around the corner.
The citizens are expressing the fear of situation’s worsening, saying that summer hasn’t even started and load shedding is being carried out already.
The difference between demand and supply has caused load shedding in various areas across the city.