According to the power utility sources, the fault occurred at 7.05 am in the morning due to tripping of an extra high tension transmission line, which tripped a number of grid stations leaving large part of the metropolis deprived of electricity.
The current power disruption is caused by EHT tripping, normalisation already underway. pic.twitter.com/mD8YZfw0m9
— KE (@KElectricPk) March 11, 2016
Clifton, Defence, Saddar, Lyari, Korangi, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, Landhi, Nazimabad and North Nazimabad, North Karachi, New Karachi, Mehmoodabad, Shah Faisal Town, Malir, Gulshah Hadeed areas were among the affected localities.
The power outage also disrupted Dhabeji, Gharo and Pipri pumping stations supplying water to most parts of the city resulting in disruption of the water supply.
“A team of engineers is working on the fault and the issue will be resolved in a timely manner,” K Electric sources said, but they were unable to stipulate when power would be restored to the affected areas.
Karachi suffered a major power breakdown earlier this year, which was attributed to high levels of humidity which caused power transmission lines near Jamshoro to trip.