KARACHI: Continuing with its efforts to eradicate power-theft and curb the menace of load-shed, KElectric 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, KElectric teams removed more than 500 meters of underground cables, weighing more than 700 Kilograms, says a Press release.

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