KE completes 2nd phase of low-cost meter installation

KARACHI: K-Electric (KE) announced on Monday that the company successfully completed the second phase of installing new low-cost meters for the under-privileged residents of North Karachi & Surjani.

Low-Cost meter scheme was provided to the residents of Rasheedabad Sector 4-A, on easy instalments. The residents were using illegal hook connections due to which handing loss of millions of rupees to KE.

KE united with the residents of Rasheedabad Sector 4-A, who facilitated the KE team in installing the meters, as the site was infested with illegal connections. K-Electric appreciated and lauded the efforts of the residents of Rasheedabad and Surjani who worked to get the illegal connections replaced by new low-cost meters after agreeing to pay the cost of such meters as well.

It is also worth mentioning that almost 140 new meters were installed in Rasheedabad, whereas, almost 65 low-cost meters were installed at Abbasi Goth Surjani, after a faulty PMT was replaced with a new one. In the second phase of installation, more than 200 low-cost meters were installed in a day.

KE’s spokesman said that recently they completed another similar scheme in Syed Village and Bilawal Jokhio Village. This gave out a very strong message to the masses, that if they wanted to turn their high-loss areas into low-losses by reducing theft and losses in their respective areas, they would be exempted from load-shedding.

“The new ‘Aerial Bundled Cables’ were installed in the area on which a hook connection (Kunda) is impossible,” he said.

He further said that if residents of other high-loss areas in the city stopped resisting and cooperated with KE, they would also be facilitated with lesser hours of load-shedding.

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