KARACHI: The K-Electric will illuminate all street lights on the major roads of district central here within next two- week and would also ensure prior information to the district administration about disconnection of power supply to consumers or PMT so as to avoid law and order situation.
This was decided in a meeting between Deputy Commissioner (Central), Dr. Saif ur Rehman and general managers of K-Electric’s sub-divisions North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Liaquatabad and Gulberg, held at the DC office on Tuesday.
Deputy Commissioner, Dr.Saif ur Rehman on the occasion referred to disrupted power supply due to one or the other reason and consequent public protest causing law and order situation.
Assuring that the administration would play its role to ensure that power bills are duly cleared by the consumers, be they the citizens or any organization the DC-Central said un-announced closure of supply has emerged as a major triggering factor for restlessness among the citizens.
“Frequent disruptions for long hours compel even the otherwise law abiding citizens, along with chronic defaulters, to register their protests on roads causing traffic mess and at times even more serious situations,” said Dr. Saif ur Rehman.
Moreover, he said surge in the incidence of street crimes are also registered due to absence of street lights in the district.
The DC- Central said K-Electric (formerly known as Karachi Electric Supply Corporation) authorities need to illuminate all street lights on major roads and inform district administration before disconnecting supply to any PMT.
He reiterated that district administration would help the company to recover dues from consumers as district administration is ready to help and talk to people for paying their electric bills in time.
K-Electric officials informed the deputy commissioner that as many as 82 of KE copper spans were found missing in the district while many of the OCBs (Breaker) also required repair.
The missing copper spans were said to have been installed at all sub-divisions of the district and were recently found to be missing.
K-Electric officials, however, assured that the company will install new copper spans on all the main roads in two weeks.