K-Electric improving distribution network across city

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City Report

Karachi—The E-Electric’s programme called ‘Ujala’ is in full swing, a spokesperson of the utility said here on Wednesday. He pointed out that K-Electric, under its flagship project Ujala, is continuously investing in improving its distribution network across the city.
This is being done by converting the cables on loss-incurring PMTs to Aerial Bundled Cables (ABC) to improve the power supply to consumers residing in these areas.
Spokesperson KE added that only last week, under Project Ujala, the utility converted 165 PMTs on Aerial Bundled Cables. These conversions were carried out in areas of Shah Faisal, Johar, Orangi, Lyari, Liaquatabad, Garden, Bahadurabad and FB Area.
The total number of PMTs that had been converted to ABC under Project Ujala till now, stands at over 702, impacting lives of almost 150,000 people positively.
KE engages with the community by providing camps so as to educate residents on the benefits of using ABC over illegal hook connections. Consumers are also provided a “One-Stop Shop” where they can avail new and subsidized connections on the spot, the spokesperson added.
He was of the view that the usage and abundance of illegal hook connections is the single largest reason for faults and tripping. Usage of ABC curbs theft by preventing usage of illegal hooks thereby ensuring a more reliable power supply for residents.

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