Work to restore power supply to flood-affected areas underway – Latest News – The Nation
MULTAN – Federal Joint Secretary of the Energy Division, Ahmad Taimoor Nasir, said power restoration work was underway in flood-affected areas at a wartime base.
“Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif personally monitors the restoration of power supply and reports are submitted to him daily,” he expressed these views while checking on the power restoration works in the flooded areas of Taunsa Sharif.
Electricity supply to 81 network stations was affected due to flooding across the country, with the supply to 46 network stations restored.
Ahmad Taimoor informed that initially 881 11kV feeders in the four provinces were affected by monsoon rains and floods, which affected power supply to 9.75,000 consumers, but so far 475 feeders were restored on these affected feeders, resulting in the supply of electricity to 70,600 consumers having been restored.
To prevent electrocution incidents in flood-affected areas, power supply was not started from 35 grid stations, including 25 from Balochistan, five from Sindh and five from KPK. He said two 220 kV National Transmission and Distribution Company (NTDC) transmission lines, Sibi in Quetta and Dadu in Khuzdar, were affected by floods and rains.
Work on the Dadu to Khuzdar transmission line would be completed by tomorrow while the Sibi to Quetta transmission line, whose 10 towers have collapsed, is expected to be completed by September 10.
MEPCO Operation General Manager Nasir Ayaz Gurmani said the restoration of electricity to the flood affected areas of DG Khan and Rajanpur has started.