Karachiites to face water shortage as main pipeline bursts at Dhabeji
Karachiites are likely to face a shortage of water as the main 72-inch water pipeline supplying water to the port city burst after a power breakdown hit the Dhabeji pumping station on Tuesday.
According to the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, a 72-inch water pipeline burst at Dhabiji Pumping Station on Monday morning due to nationwide power breakdown.
The metropolis could face a shortage of around 25 million gallons of water.
Residents started facing water shortfall as they could not fill up water tanks due to electricity outage in the city.
The repair work had not begun on the damaged pipelines by the time the report was filed.
Earlier a day, the nationwide outage started around 7:30 am, and hours later Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir said a variation in frequency on the national grid caused the cut as officials switched off power plants to save fuel amid the worst economic crisis.
Besides the electricity, mobile phone services and internet were also down in parts of the country, which was confirmed by the country’s telecommunication regulator.
On the other hand, Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir claimed that electricity has been fully restored at all 1,122 grid stations across the country.
However, despite the claims, major cities of Pakistan, including Karachi, Quetta and Lahore, remained deprived of electricity.