Burst line stops water supply to city.

KARACHI -- People of Karachi will have to wait at least for next three days to have the water supply stabilised completely as the countrywide power breakdown shut the Dhabeji Pumping Station - the main water supply source for the city.

The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board said that water pipelines had completely dried due to prolonged power suspension to its installations.

KWSB Chief Executive Officer Syed Salahuddin Ahmed told Dawn that the power supply was restored to the Dhabeji Pumping Station by the K-Electric at 6:15pm only for 45 minutes.

The city on Monday faced a shortfall of 350MGD after the supply from Dhabeji Pumping Station was disrupted at around 9:30am when a 72-inch pipeline ruptured owing to the pressure created by the reverse flow of the water.

A water utility spokesperson said that the power breakdown had caused the pipeline at the pumping station to burst. He said that the repair work was in progress...

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