Karachi – 4th July, 2018: Continuing with its efforts to eradicate power-theft and curb the menace of load-shed, K-Electric is conducting anti-theft drive across different areas of the city. During an effective operation conducted in the water-treatment plant-2 area of Mehmoodabad, K-Electric teams removed more than 500 meters of underground cables, weighing more than 700 Kilograms.
According to details, the culprits involved in the theft were arrested and an FIR lodged against them. Through this operation, more than 200 illegal hooked-connections (Kunda) were removed. The power-supply in the area has greatly improved and the transmission losses will be reduced.
In the past, K-Electric teams along with the law enforcement agencies have conducted several raids in this area and facilitation camps were also setup for the consumers. Similarly, this time too, the power-utility of Karachi aimed at discouraging illegal connections in Mehmoodabad, by thoroughly searching the area to identify all illegal connections and other malpractices. Alongside the disconnections, a facilitation camp was also setup to allow the residents to get their connections regularized, whereby more than 150 consumers have conveniently acquired their new meters. K-Electric is striving consistently to reduce the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) losses, using several effective methods, whereby these losses have been reduced by 14% since the year 2009.
The K-Electric spokesperson highlighted that; Power-theft causes faults and leads to interruptions in the supply of electricity. K-Electric appreciates all communities and institutions that support its actions against the menace of power-theft.