Power supply stable during brief rain spell: K-Electric (28-08-2019)
Karachi, August 28, 2019 (PPI-OT): The power supply situation remained stable as the city experienced a fresh wave of monsoon rains. KE has beefed up its on-ground teams, which remained ready to respond to any localized faults. Power supply was temporarily switched off in a few low-lying areas including Orangi, Korangi, Gadap, Baldia and Surjani as well as in areas with a high incidence of kundas in the interest of public safety.
According to a KE spokesperson, “KE teams remained active and ready to respond swiftly to any localized faults or complaints to ensure stability of the entire system. Electricity supply to some areas has been temporarily suspended due to the risk of urban flooding.”
Power supply to strategic installations such as KWSB, airport and key hospitals remained uninterrupted. KE has also been actively conducting public safety awareness campaigns through various mediums such as TV, print, radio and social media about rain safety and the threat posed by kundas as well as encroachments around power infrastructure all over the city.
Customers are urged to use caution during the monsoons and not touch electric poles or power infrastructure. The public is urged to not take shelter under transformers, sign boards or hoardings and to not ring the doorbell with wet hands. K- Electric has also highlighted safety measures that should be taken inside homes during rains, however despite that, media and emergency first responders have reported an unfortunate incident occurring inside the house due to the use of a water motor.
In light of expected rains, K-Electric again cautions people to use internal equipments safely as safety is everyone’s responsibility. With more rain expected the power utility remains vigilant and ready to ensure system reliability. In case of any complaints customers can get in touch with call centers at 118 or through SMS to 8119 as well as via social media forums or through the KE Live app.
For more information, contact:
Media and PR Department,
KE House, 39-B, Sunset Boulevard, Phase-II,
Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-32637133, +92-21-38709132
Cell: +92-300-2281183, +92-346-8223641