KE installing low-cost meters in the poor localities


KARACHI: K-Electric (KE) has completed successful installation of 100 new low-cost meters for the underprivileged society in Zarobi Colony near Keamari/Clifton, said an official statement.
The Colony was previously a ‘kunda’ infested area and hence the installation of low-cost meter scheme has been carried out to curb the usage of illegal connections.
According to KE press release, the Company received almost 130 applications from the dwellers of this Colony. As part of ‘One Stop Shop campaign’, the application forms were collected at set up camps by KE management in the area. Through this scheme, residents and shop owners of kunda infested areas could fill the application forms and get on-spot approval of the low-cost meters for a cost of Rs 2,600. The press release said more meters would be installed in following days as well. The Company is expected to receive around 200 more applications for the metered connections in this Colony.
KE has been endeavoring to control power theft in the city and hence has been taking active measures to discourage kunda system by installing affordable meters in the disadvantaged areas.
Giving details, KE hoped residents of other High-Loss areas in the city would discontinue resistance to positive change and cooperate with KE, as reduction in power losses would simply translate into lesser hours of load shedding and better supply of electricity.

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