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 KARACHI: K-Electric, under its flagship community development project `Ujala', continues to streamline its distribution network by installing Aerial Bundled Cables (ABC) in different parts of the city.

A spokesman of the power utility said on Wednesday that the latest installation under the project was carried out in select areas of Bin Qasim, Malir, Gulistan e Johar, FB Area, Lyari, Landhi and North Karachi, and over 2,400 PMTs have been connected on ABC.

He was of the view that the `Project Ujala is progressing on a fast track and aims to empower the lives of over 1 million people residing in 200 communities across KE's network by year end. We have pledged to help improve the reliability of power of these communities while boosting socioeconomic activities through sustainable development initiatives'.

Ghazdarabad's transformation into a power theft free and hence load-shed free community has also received international recognition and quoted as a model community by renowned publication Financial Times recently.

To date, over 490,000 lives in 72 communities have been impacted while over 2,400 PMT's have been converted on ABC through the project. The utility has so far transformed different communities through the installation of ABC, new transformers and low-cost connections. Select areas of Saddar, Lines area, Liaquatabad, Ghazdarabad, Rehmat Chowk, Altaf Town and Keamari are now power theft-free with reduced load-shed and minimal fault ratio which were previously infested with illegal connections and fault ratio was higher.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017

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