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Power breakdown hits Karachi’s water supply

KARACHI: A 72-inch pipeline was burst on Tuesday taking after a power breakdown at Dhabeji Pumping Station – the most essential water supply hotspot for the city.

As indicated by Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) authorities, a power disappointment at the Dhabeji pumping station caused a development of back weight in the pipeline; not able to take the expanded weight the 72-inch pipeline burst.

Therefore, 150 million gallons of water won’t be provided to the city in the following forty-eight hours, as indicated by an announcement issued by the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KSWB).

“Two kilometers of land was submerged in water after the pipeline burst,” a KWSB representative said.

Overwhelming hardware for repairing the harmed line was quickly transported to the drawing station on the guidelines of KWSB’s Managing Director Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi.

“The repair work can take up to 48 hours,” the KWSB representative said. “Till the pipeline is repaired, we are utilizing substitute pipelines to supply water.”

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