High trans­mis­sion line tower falls power sus­pended

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

PE­SHAWAR—The sup­ply of elec­tric­ity to most of the ar­eas of Kur­ram Agency in­clud­ing Parachi­nar was sus­pended af­ter a main high trans­mis­sion line tower fell due to heavy rains the other day. Political Ad­min­is­tra­tion said they have con­tacted with Wapda au­thor­i­ties and restora­tion of cen­tric­ity to the ar­eas could take days.

The 132 KV trans­mis­sion line tower fell af­ter heavy rain­fall cou­pled with gusty winds in Jan­dri area of Lower Kur­ram Agency dis­con­nect­ing power sup­ply to vil­lages sit­u­ated near Pak-Afghan bor­der, Parachi­nar and other ad­ja­cent ar­eas. Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion work has not started yet while Wapda au­thor­i­ties said it could take days to re­store elec­tric­ity to th­ese ar­eas.

The Pesco’s tech­ni­cal re- ha­bil­i­ta­tion teams with the co­op­er­a­tion of the pub­lic has re­stored power sup­ply to 98% ar­eas af­fected due to heavy rains cou­pled with thun­der­storm that hit the parts of the prov­ince yes­ter­day evening, said a spokesman for Pesco.

In all 651 feed­ers were se­verely af­fected due to fall­ing of tree on the high trans­mis­sion lines, poles and other in­fra­struc­ture of the Pesco. Keep­ing in view the ur­gency Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Pesco An­war UlHaqYousafzai made a task force un­der the su­per­vi­sion of Chief En­gi­neer Op­er­a­tion Muham­mad Iqbal Mar­wat and mon­i­tored the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion work. Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Pesco di­rected the tech­ni­cal staff and of­fi­cers to start the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion work on emer­gency ba­sis.—APP

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