KE successfully completes 2nd phase of Low-Cost meter installation in under-privileged areas

KE successfully completes 2nd phase of Low-Cost meter installation in under-privileged areas

Karachi, May 5, 2014: In a press statement, K-Electric, formerly KESC was pleased to announce that the company successfully completed the second phase of installing new low-cost meters for the under-privileged residents of North Karachi & Surjani. Low-Cost meter scheme was provided to the residents of Rasheedabad Sector 4-A, on easy installments. These residents till now were using illegal hook connections due to which KE was incurring losses worth millions.

KE who has aggressively been trying to curb losses and theft in the city, united with the residents of Rasheedabad Sector 4-A, who willingly facilitated the KE team in installing such Low-Cost meters in their area. The site was infested with illegal connections or ‘Kundas’ and therefore was a High-Loss area. K-Electric appreciates and lauded the efforts of the residents of Rasheedabad and Surjani who worked tirelessly and willingly to get these illegal connections replaced by new Low-Cost Meters after agreeing to pay the cost of such meters as well.

It is worth mentioning that almost 140 new meters were installed in Rasheedabad, whereas almost 65 low-cost meters were installed at Abbasi Goth Surjani, after a Faulty PMT was replaced with a new one. This was of course done with the help of local area representatives and the residents. In this second phase of installation, more than 200 low-cost meters were installed in a day which shows the company’s seriousness in curbing theft and losses.

The KE’s Operations and New Connection teams set up a camp at Rasheedabad and Surjani so as to facilitate the residents in every which way. This has been one of the unique examples of active involvement of the community who played a vital role in facilitating the KE team. KE’s spokesman added ‘Recently we completed another similar scheme in Syed Village and Bilawal Jokhio Village. This gives out a very strong message to the masses, that if they want to turn their High-Loss areas into Low-Losses by reducing theft and losses in their respective areas, they will be exempted from Load-shedding’.

Press statement added that the new ‘Aerial Bundled Cables’ were installed in the area on which a hook connection (Kunda) is impossible. KE hopes that residents of other High-Loss areas in the city stop resisting and cooperate with KE and follow a similar path, as reduction in losses would simply translate into lesser hours of Load-shedding.