KESC disconnects 6 defaulting PMTs

Karachi: Karachi Electric Supply Company KESC conducted antitheft and recovery operations in various parts of the City during the current week and removed around 1500 illegal electricity connections, disconnected six PMTs and a substation for non-payment.

KESC teams raided the defaulting Moinabad Godown School area where illegal hooks had been connected to a two-span Low Tension copper wire circuit being used as parallel supply feeder. The teams removed 450 kundas and dismantled the unauthorized circuit.

KESC also removed around 800 kundas at Sukhia Goth, Mandra Goth, Khokhrapar & Bachu Bakery, while the 500 KVA Bachu Bakery PMT was disconnected from LT side due to low recovery ratio, being a mere 18 per cent.

Also, KESC disconnected five PMTs of 250 KVA rating in Gulshan e Mazdoor Baldia Town on account of non-payment of bills and huge outstanding amounts to the tune of Rs. 11.9 million. A total of 805 connections including kundas were put off in the area where paying ratio was found to be not more than 20 per cent.

The area consumers had earlier provided an undertaking of payment but later they refused to pay and insisted upon using electricity through illegal means. Earlier, KESC disconnected Fayeza Heights substation in Sector 5I, North Karachi due to non-payment of heavy amounts accumulated to Rs. 14.53 Million.