High transmission line tower falls power suspended
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