KARACHI: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has on Tuesday sought a report from the K-Electric over deaths as a result of electrocution and power break downs in Karachi during rain.
The NEPRA has expressed reservations over KE complaint centers’ not responding to the consumers’ calls. It wondered that why the electricity providing company did not take precautionary measures despite predictions for rain. The regulatory authority also directed it to take immediate measures to restore the electricity to the megalopolis.
It may be noted that residents of Korangi, New Karachi, AL Noor Society, Orangi Town and Landhi could not sleep whole the night because of suspension of power supply. While, incidents of electrocution took place in Lyari, Baldia Town, Qayumabad and Agra Taj Colony which left nine people dead.
Due to rain, life has come to a standstill. Most parts of the city have plunged into darkness. Roads have been inundated with rain water. Cellular and internet services have been badly affected.
The NED and Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology had postponed the examinations to be held on Tuesday.
At least 17 people were killed in rain-related incidents after heavy rain in Karachi.
Sindh Minister for Local Government Saeed Ghani on Wednesday blamed the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) for accumulation of rainwater on roads and streets in Karachi.
“The KMC is responsible for cleaning 38 stormwater drains in the metropolis. The municipal services provider was paid out 50 crore rupees against its demand of 120 crore rupees,” Saeed Ghani said while addressing a press conference flanked by Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister (CM) for Information, Law and Anticorruption, Barrister Murtaza Wahab in Karachi.