Karachi sinks into darkness after fault in K-Electric’s high-tension line
KARACHI: Due to the tripping of an extra high-tension line of the K-Electric, several areas of Karachi have sunk into darkness – ARY News reports.
The spokesperson of the K-Electric, Usama Ayub has told ARY News that an underground extra high-tension line of the power generation company tripped last night, after which a power shortage occurred in.
He told that the power transmission line tripped after water flew down the ground, consequently tripping 11 grid-stations in different parts of Karachi.
Affected areas include Saddar, Qayyumabad, Korangi West, Defence, Malir, Garden, Kashmir Road, North Karachi, FB Area, Gulberg, Liyari and several others.
Ayub however, said that an alternative arrangement for power supply to these areas, has been made and transmission will be resumed within an hour and unannounced load-shedding will be ended.
He added that apart from a fault in extra high-tension line, grid-stations tripped due to other faults as well.