MEPCO Faces Rs 440 Million Loss on Electrical Installations Due to Heavy Rains

The heavy rains and floods in South Punjab have caused losses to Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) of approximately Rs 440 million. Mahmoud Muhammad Hasnain Shakeel, Superintendent Engineer, Operation MEPCO DG Khan Circle, has reported that continuous rains and floods have damaged transformers, poles, conductors, meters, and other materials in DG Khan, Kot Chutta, Rajanpur and Taunsa divisions of MEPCO DG Khan Circle.

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In terms of damage, 760 distribution transformers, 680 high tension/voltage poles, 38,340 meters of high and low voltage conductors, 6,500 D fuse fittings, 1,000 steel/wooden cross arms, 1,354 pin insulators, 5,500 single phase meters and 634 three phase meters are estimated to have been damaged. As a result of the floods, most of the 11KV feeders that supply electricity to MEPCO Rajanpur, Taunsa, and DG Khan divisions were damaged.

According to the superintending engineer who supervises the district, DG Khan and Rajanpur districts of South Punjab were most affected by the floods. Several areas of the affected area have been without power as a result of the flooding, and reading has also been severely affected.

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