More than 500 illegal hooked-connections removed in Lyari

Karachi, June 01, 2018 (PPI-OT): More than 500 hooked-connections were successfully removed in Tannery Road and Ahmed Shah Bukhari area of Lyari during anti-power theft drive by K-Electric, while penalizing the culprits and removing more than 300 kilograms of cables being used for power-theft.

According to details, 18 PMTs installed in these area have a collective billing worth more than Rs. 700 million, while the ratio of payments received against these dues is less than 30 percent. In the recent past, effective raids against power-theft were also conducted in other areas of Lyari, like; Rangi-wara, Chaki-wara and Slaughter-House. After these raids, several camps were set-up, enabling the residents to pay their outstanding bills or overdue amounts more conveniently.

A representative of the area-residents – Rizwan Shah appreciated this initiative of K-Electric and pledged all possible support from the community. He assured the power-utility that every resident will help in locating illegal connections, because apprehending such culprits is beneficial for the whole community.

K-Electric has been regularly conducting operations against power-theft. Numerous other concrete measures are also being taken, whereby the ‘Transmission and Distribution’ (T and D) losses in Karachi have been successfully reduced by 14 percent, since the year 2009.

Commenting on this matter, the representative of K-Electric stated that: Power-Theft is the main cause of faults in the system that disrupt the regular supply of electricity to the consumers. K-Electric expresses its gratitude to the valuable, law-abiding citizens in the society, who are cooperating with the power-utility in its efforts to curb the menace of power-theft.

For more information, contact:
DGM-Media Cell
Formerly known as Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited (KESC)
2nd Floor, State Life Building No 11,
Abdullah Haroon Road, Saddar, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99207163
Cell: +92-301-8286193


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