KARACHI: Almost one-third of the city area experienced blackout on Saturday when a high voltage transmission line tripped, suspending power supply to 20 of 64 grid stations, SAMAA reports.
Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) spokesman told SAMAA that KESC’s two Extra High Tension (EHT) circuits of 220 KV and three lines of 132 KV, carrying electricity from Bin Qasim power plant tripped at around 9:20 pm.
As a result, he said, power supply to 20 of 64 grid stations and Dhabeji pumping station had been suspended, leaving nearly 35 percent of the city into darkness.
Grid stations of Qayum Abad, Jacob Line, Garden East, Korangi East, Malir, Shah Faisal and Civil Aviation tripped due to a major technical fault in Bin Qasim power plant circuit, the spokesman said, adding that teams had been dispatched for a repair work. -- SAMAA