KE

KARACHI: In continuation of its efforts to curb power theft and illegal abstraction of power, K-Electric conducted a kunda-removal drive recently in industrial areas and adjoining parts of North Karachi, including Laasi Goth, Sukhiya Goth in Gadap and Sabah Cinema areas. During the drive, hundreds of meter-long hook connections, weighing more than 850 kilograms were removed, says a Press release.
The drive which stretched over five hours, resulted in the discovery of underground and overhead cables which were connected illegally to KE’s Pole-Mounted Transformers (PMTs).
According to KE spokesperson, “The power utility reiterates that illegal connections and encroachments around power infrastructure are a potential public safety hazards and we have always raised our voice against this menace. Going forward, our efforts to clamp down power theft will grow more stringent while we have also identified encroachments around our power infrastructure to concerned authorities for immediate action.”
Under the flagship project Sarbulandi KE is continuing anti-power theft drives and upgradation of power infrastructure through the installation of insulated and theft-resistant Aerial Bundled Cables to provide uninterrupted power supply to all parts of the city.
KE also seeks support from the community to help curb the menace of electricity theft. Reports of power theft may be made by calling at 118 or through connecting KE’s social media platforms.