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Nepra seeks explanation from K-Electric over power breakdown

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Friday sought an explanation from the K-Electric over the recent power breakdowns in the metropolis.

The power regulatory authority, expressing grave concern over the power distribution system of the K-Electric, said the power utility was not making sufficient investments to improve the distribution and transmission system.

It directed the K-Electric to submit a detailed reply over the recent power cuts.

A day earlier, the city witnessed another major power breakdown in a week with the K-Electric blaming the abrupt suspension of power supply to large swathes of the city on “effect of adverse weather conditions.”

The affected areas included Landhi, Malir, Korangi, Gulshan-i-Iqbal and Gulistan-i-Jauhar, North Karachi, Federal B Area, Clifton and Defence.

The power supply remained suspended for more than three hours.

A K-Electric statement said power supply to Karachi was restored to routine levels after suspension was triggered due to the effect of adverse weather conditions resulting in abrupt disconnection of power supply to Karachi from the National Grid in the early hours of the morning. K-Electric is currently receiving 650MW on average from the National Grid.

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