A high tension (HT) transmission cable tripped on Monday, knocking out power in a number of locations in Pakistan’s Karachi.
According to ANI, which cited ARY News, a high-tension transmission line accident caused many grid stations to trip, leaving about 40% of Karachi completely in the dark.
Numaish Chowrangi, Saddar, Lines Area, Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Punjab Colony, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, and Korangi were among the localities that were impacted.
K-Electric, the utility company in charge of the city’s electrical supply, has not issued a statement in this respect.
This is hardly the first power outage Karachi has seen. Due to frequency fluctuations in the national system, Pakistan had a significant power outage in January that also left Karachi residents in the dark.
At that time, the areas that were impacted included North Nazimabad, New Karachi, North Karachi, Liaquatabad, Clifton, Korangi, Orangi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Saddar, Old City Area, Landhi, Gulisan-e-Jauhar, Malir, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Site Industrial Zone, Pak Colony, Shah Faisal Colony, Model Colony, among others.
Imran Rana, a spokesman for K-Electric, claimed that the national grid had a loss of frequency, which had an impact on the delivery of electricity to several cities around Pakistan.
“This has also cascaded to KE’s network, disrupting the power supply to Karachi,” Rana continued.
According to K-Electric, the extra high tension (EHT) transmission line trip that cut off power to numerous districts of Karachi in September 2021 occurred in Sindh’s Jamshoro district.