Heavy rains disrupt KP’s power supply – Journal
PESHAWAR: Heavy rains disrupted the electricity transmission system through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday evening and Tuesday, causing outages lasting several hours.
A spokesperson for the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) said in a statement that bad weather affected 240 power supplies after trees fell on transmission lines that damaged cables. The statement said power has been restored from 222 outlets while repair work on 18 others is underway.
He said a crisis management cell had been established at Wapda House Peshawar to ensure a steady supply of electricity during Eid and added that Pesco’s chief engineer Jabar Khan would monitor the cell. The statement said that the power supply to the Kohat Road grid station was restored after the installation of the second MVA40 transformer.
A windstorm followed by a downpour caused a widespread blackout in the provincial capital and other parts of the province on Monday evening. According to the Met Office, 34mm of rain was recorded at Peshawar city station and 26mm at the airport station.
Heavy rains were also reported in different parts of the province, including amalgamated tribal districts.
The Met office said Kakol (Abbottabad) received 59mm of rain, Parachinar 47mm, Cherat (Nowshera) 24mm, Rawalakot 2mm, Malam Jabba 6mm and Dera Ismail Khan 9mm.
It should be mentioned here that heavy rains wreaked havoc in Abbottabad last week.
Posted in Dawn, July 21, 2021