KE’s drive against encroachment of electricity infrastructure gains steam

Karachi, September 3, 2019: K-Electric continues operation to remove kundas and illegal streetlights which were encroaching on electric infrastructure throughout the city.

During the operation the power utility successfully removed more than 600 illegal hooks from Gulshan, Malir. 130 illegal streetlights along with wires and switches being used for various lighting purpose were also removed from Liaquatabad, Surjani, North Karachi and North Nazimabad.

All encroachments on K-Electric’s poles tamper with and damage KE infrastructure, jeopardize the integrity of the electricity system affecting service provision, impede routine operations, hinder maintenance efforts and most importantly bypass electrical safety mechanisms thus creating public safety hazards. The power-utility reiterates that these drives will continue to be carried out in order to ensure the safety and well-being of citizens.

K- Electric has earlier highlighted that internet and TV cables were behind the tragic electrocution incident that occurred in the DHA area and its encroachment removal activities have gathered steam following a public notice which alerted cables operators that 19th August is the deadline to remove cables and other encroachments of electricity poles. According to the power utility it has also alerted all civic and development authorities regarding this issue.

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