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Amid immense complaints of power outage in Pakistan, K-Electric to bring down loadshedding timings

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Islamabad | July 4, 2024 8:41:22 AM IST
Sindh Energy Minister, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, said on Wednesday that load shedding in Karachi would be lowered by K-Electric in the next few days, according to ARY News.

The move comes after the people in Pakistan have come up with numerous complaints of excessive power outages across the nation, especially in Sindh.

Speaking to the media recently, the minister stated that K-Electric was attempting to reduce load-shedding timing, particularly during night and peak hours in the hot day to provide relief to the people.

An agreement was signed by CEOs of K-Electric Monis Abdullah Alvi, NSCL Zaigham Adil Rizvi, and STDC (Sindh Transmission and Dispatch Company), Muhammad Salim Shaikh to construct a 40-megawatt power transmission line from Pipri Grid Station to NSCL, which is situated at Port Qasim Authority, according to ARY News.

The STDC is the first licence holder of the Provincial Grid Company (PGC) with the authority to create transmission infrastructure for electric electricity at voltages of 132 KV and above.

According to Nasir Shah, a 132 KV transmission line will carry 40 megawatts of power from K Electric via STDC to the National Steel Complex, reported ARY News.

The installation of a 132 KV transmission line is another aspect of this project, according to the minister of energy.

Power outages lasting many hours have been complained about in Quetta, Lahore, Peshawar, and Karachi. Utility providers also cut off the power supply, citing the necessity for maintenance, in addition to managing the load, aggravating the situation for the public.

Apart from the residents, the prolonged outages affected shopkeepers the most. Urban regions of Peshawar witnessed load shedding for five to eight hours, while inhabitants of the city''s rural districts reported cuts lasting up to fourteen to sixteen hours.

Similarly, in Lahore, people continued to face power cuts.

Residents of Allama Iqbal Town and Nishtar Town reported suffering from six-hour outages in their communities, according to Dawn. (ANI)

 
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