Karachi: KESC hit by 5 cable theft incidents in a night
KARACHI: According to the Dawn News on Wednesday, the Karachi Electric Supply Company on Tuesday reported several cable theft incidents in different parts of the city that according to them caused more power outages.
A KESC spokesperson reported five incidents that took place in a matter of a few hours from midnight to Tuesday morning in which cables were stolen from several areas, including Clifton, Tariq Road and Landhi.
The KESC expressed concern over the loss of the equipment which not only caused an undue financial burden on the utility, but also disrupted electricity supply to many parts of the city.
At Hotel Beach Luxury 750 KVA substation, all leads and bus bar from a transformer to panel were stolen at 4.30am on Tuesday causing an outage in that part of Clifton till 9.30am when fresh cables and equipment were fixed by the KESC maintenance staff and power supply was restored.
At 8.15am all leads were stolen from the PECHS-F substation 750 KVA local resulting in an outage in parts of a PECHS area.
At 5.50am all leads were stolen from Dolman Arcade substation 500 KVA local affecting a part of Tariq Road area.
At midnight, all leads, three bus bars and five base grips were stolen from Khawja Autos substation 750 KVA local causing an outage in parts of Quaidabad area and at 1.15am all leads were stolen from Rice Grinding substation 500 KVA local creating an outage in a part of Landhi area.