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Power supply to Kabul to be restored today: DABS

Power supply to Kabul to be restored today: DABS

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May 13, 2017 - 19:04

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) on Saturday said the power utility’s technical team has arrived at the spot of the damaged power line in northern Kunduz province and the electricity supply to capital Kabul will be restored until the end of today.

Wahid Tawhidi, spokesman for the DABS, told Pajhwok Afghan News the power cable extended from Tajikistan to Kabul was cut off during clashes between security forces and the Taliban last week.

According to him, two power cables supplying 200 megawatts of power were damaged due to the gun-battles in Pul-i-Archin area of Kunduz.

The technical group of the power utility was able to reach to the area on Saturday after security of the area was ensured, he said.

He said the repairing process of the two lines would finish by the end of Saturday and the electricity supply to Kabul would restore to its normal condition.

The power line from Tajikistan passes through Kunduz, Baghlan and Parwan provinces before reaching Kabul.

Currently about 380MW of electricity is consumed in Kabul, of which 300MW of it is imported from Tajikistan and the rest is generated by Naghlo, Mahi Par and Sarobi hydropower dams, Wahidi said.

He said Kabul needed 700MW in cold weather and 450MW in warm weather. Electricity is intermittently distributed if sometimes people in Kabul face with shortage of power, Wahidi concluded.

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