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Massive breakdown in Karachi; 80% of the city loses power

The City of Lights went dark once again!

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Once again, the so called City of Lights, Karachi, plunged into darkness as a massive power breakdown occurred in the city, in the early hours of the morning on Monday.

According to K-Electric the breakdown occurred as a result of tripping’ of the national grid lines.

The affected areas include North Nazimabad, Gulshan, Saddar, Defence FB Area, North Karachi, New Karachi,  Garden, Buffer Zone, Nazimabad, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, PECHS, Mehmoodabad, Bahadurabad, Clifton, Airport, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, Quaidabad, Korangi, Landhi, Super Highway, Sohrab Goth, Saddar, Safoora, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Liaquatabad, Scheme 33, Gulshan-e-Maymar and also Gadap.

Power supply in Karachi was suspended at around 6.30am when a 500KV transmission line at Port Qasim coming from the national grid tripped. Following that, a 220KV Jamshoro transmission line circuit also tripped causing a major breakdown in the city.

“Restoration efforts are underway with some affected areas already back online. Power situation in the city is expected to improve significantly in the next 3 to 4 hours,” said a tweet shared by KE.

 

 

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