Karachi, July 30, 2019: Karachi Electric on Tuesday night issued a high alert as rain water was entered into its one of the main grid station, which supplying power to almost 50 percent of the city.
According to KE spokesman Khayyam Siddique, overflow of Lath Dam creates critical situation at KE’ 220Kv KDA Grid.
He informed that Monsoon downpour has caused Lath Dam near Super Highway to overflow. The floodwater has entered K-Electric’s KDA Grid station, located at Gulzar-e-Hijri Scheme 33, one of the most critical grids of KE’s 220kV grid and an interconnection point between KE and NTDC.
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“As an emergency safety measure we are forced to suspend supply to feeders associated with this grid and this has affected power supply to parts of Sohrab Goth, Abulhassan Isphahani Road, Super Highway, KWSB’s NEK Pumping station among few others.
KE has also sought help from KMC, sindh government and other civic agencies to stop the water for entering into Grid station.
KE is working closely with all authorities to control this situation, khayyam said.
All possible resources including trenches, water pumps and sand bags around the grid have been deployed to block the water and our teams are on ground to manage this emergency situation.
According to KE, power supply to about 50 percent city will be distributed, if the grid switched off due to rain water.
Khayyam informed that Pakistan Army has reached on the spot and the other support of Pak Army KE is making all efforts to stop the water for entering into grid.
According to KE power supply disruption, caused by monsoon downpour, to most parts of the city has been restored.
However urban flooding and water accumulation continue to hamper restoration efforts in few areas of Karachi including some parts of DHA including Phase 5, Phase 8, Phase 6, parts of Badar Commercial, Seaview, 26th street as well as parts of Khayaban-e-Bukhari, Badban and Rahat.
This standing water is entering our installations and poses a grave safety hazard for teams working in these areas, and power restoration efforts are being affected. Our teams are on-ground in these areas and we are making all efforts for the removal of this water so that restoration efforts may be accelerated. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused