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Karachi: Water shortage to continue for four days due to Dhabegji power outage

Karachi is facing an acute water shortage due to unannounced power breakdowns by K-Electric at the Dhabeji Pumping Station.

Dhabeji is the main source of water supply to Karachi, where 21 giant pumps are installed which supply water to Karachi. The water from Dhabeji is supplied to the Pipri Pumping Station, North-East Karachi (NEK), and COD pumping stations from where it is sent to other parts of the city.

KWSB Chief Engineer (E&M)-W Intekhab Ahmed Rajput said four major power breakdowns have occurred at the Dhabeji Pumping Station from July 10 (Saturday) to July 12 (Sunday).

Due to sudden power outages and high pressure, three main raising lines that supply water t Karachi have burst. They are all 72-inch in diameter.

KWSB Executive Engineer Gharo Iqbal Palijo, who is looking after the repair work of broken water lines, told news channel that it will take at least three days to complete the repair work.

Palijo said the KWSB teams are working on repairing a 72-inch diameter line which was supplying water to Bin Qasim Town, Landhi Town, Malir Town, Korangi Town, and adjacent areas. “The teams are facing difficulty in repairing work due to rain and location of the affected water line,” he added.   

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