K-electric sustains power supply to city during ongoing monsoon spell

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As Karachi received varying intensity of rain on Monday afternoon, K-Electric ensured sustained power supply to the city.

During the sporadic showers that continued till late evening, KE’s teams remained vigilant and monitored the situation. During the downpour, the maximum number of feeders powered down for safety reasons was not more than 200, out of which the majority were in areas where the prevalence of kundas or waterlogging posed a hazard to citizens. However, these areas were swiftly restored once clearance was received from on-the-ground teams.

The Spokesperson further added, “Due to the strategic investments made by the company over the years, KE’s networks remained predominantly intact, and the city remained energized except for areas that were powered down for safety reasons. Keeping in view the predictions of more rains, we request citizens of the city to continue observing precautionary measures and continue to maintain a safe distance from all electricity infrastructure. Specifically, avoid using electrical and heavy-duty appliances exposed to rain such as water motors.”

While expressing grief over reports of 2 electrocution incidents that occurred in Baldia Town and Malir Kala Board respectively, the Spokesperson further added, “Our deepest condolences are with the bereaved family members of the victims. As per initial investigations, the electrocution incident in Baldia Town occurred inside a shop, while the incident in Malir Kala board took place due to a streetlight pole. No K-Electric infrastructure was involved in the cases, and grounding and earthing of all utility installations at incident sites were found completely intact. It is also important to note that the responsibility of installing and maintaining street light poles rests with the concerned civic authorities.”

“K-Electric’s social media platforms and KE Live App remain the fastest way for customers to stay connected for guidance and updates. However, emergency electricity complaints creating safety hazards should be reported on priority using KE’s 118 call center.”, the Spokesperson further added.

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