Power supply restored in Akakhel after a week

BARA, 23 March: Power supply has been restored in Akakhel area of Khyber Agency after one week suspension.

However, the local people complained that the duration of power load-shedding has been increased further. Power supply remained suspended in Akakhel for a week due to technical fault in Matani grid station. The area people were facing a lot of difficulties due to suspension of power supply.

The grid station officials said power supply has been restored and problems of the people in this regard have been resolved. However, the local people said the problem is still there as power supply remains available for only 10 minutes before hours long load-shedding. They said the duration of load-shedding was lesser before the power supply was disconnected due to technical fault a week ago.

WAPDA officials say the system cannot absorb such a huge pressure and the problem is occurring due to tripping. They said reduction in use of electricity may improve the situation.

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