K-E dis­con­nects 7000 'kunda' con­nec­tions

The Financial Daily - - NATIONAL -

KARACHI: In con­tin­u­a­tion of K-Elec­tric's mas­sive crack­down against de­fault­ers and power theft, the power util­ity has con­ducted kunda-re­moval drives in sev­eral parts of Karachi in­clud­ing Sur­jani, Bin Qasim, Gul­shan, North Karachi and ar­eas of Lyari. Over 7,000 il­le­gal hook con­nec­tions have been re­moved dur­ing this pe­riod, says a Press re­lease.

Si­mul­ta­ne­ously, the power-util­ity is also fa­cil­i­tat­ing con­sumers in ap­ply­ing for new con­nec­tions and reg­u­lar­is­ing their elec­tric­ity sup­ply through le­gal me­tered con­nec­tions through cus­tomer fa­cilita- tion camps and 30 Cus­tomer Care Cen­tres set up across the city. Fast­track pro­cess­ing and sim­ple doc­u­men­ta­tion re­quire­ments have re­duced turn-around time and more than 4,500 low­cost me­ters have al­ready been in­stalled on pri­or­ity ba­sis.

Ac­cord­ing to KE spokesper­son, "Power thieves are urged to ab­stain from steal­ing elec­tric­ity and to get their con­nec­tions reg­u­larised through le­gal me­ters be­fore the said date. Fail­ure to do so by the 20th of Jan­uary 2019 will re­sult in se­ri­ous con­se­quences in­clud­ing dis­con- nec­tion, as go­ing for­ward, our ef­forts to clamp down power theft will con­tinue to grow more strin­gent. Con­sumers can con­ve­niently sub­mit their New Con­nec­tion ap­pli­ca­tions at our camps or Cus­tomer Care Cen­tres be­fore the stated dead­line for fast­tracked pro­cess­ing and in­stal­la­tion."

KE also seeks sup­port from the com­mu­nity to help curb the men­ace of elec­tric­ity theft. Re­ports of power theft may be made by call­ing at 118 or 02199000 or through KE's Face­book and Twit­ter pages or anony­mously via email at [email protected]

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