Major power breakdown hits Karachi, other parts of the country
Major power breakdown hits Karachi, other parts of the country.
KARACHI (Dunya News) - A major power breakdown has hit Karachi and other cities of the country as an Extra High Tension (EHT) line tripped and affected the power supply.
According to details, six units were tripped due to a technical glitch in Guddu Thermal Power Station.
These six units had been generating 832 megawatts of electricity, and due to their tripping, electricity production has been reduced to zero.
Moreover, power supply to Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab from Guddu Thermal Power Station has been suspended.
The power supply was interrupted after an extra high-tension line tripped, resulting in the closure of more than 30 grids.
Power outages were observed in Gulshan-e-Maymar, FB Area, Liaquatabad, SITE, Superhighway, North Karachi, North Nazimabad, Surjani Town, Gulshan, Shah Faisal and Malir.
Orangi Town, Baldia, Saddar, Safora Chowrangi, Scheme 33 and surrounding areas were also among the areas without power.
As per the WAPDA Executive Engineer, due to the breakdown, Sindh is experiencing a total power breakdown.
Different districts of Punjab and Balochistan are also facing power outages due to the power breakdown.