Asad Umar—the Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiative said that the capital city of Sindh, Karachi would receive additional 1400MW electricity by 2023.
The federal minister said this while chairing a special meeting on Monday to review the further electricity demand-supply outlook of the country’s most populated city, Karachi.
The meeting deliberated upon the possible measures to supply additional electricity to Sindh’s capital through the national grid to meet the future power requirements.
The minister, during the special meeting, directed the concerned authorities to look into the commercial aspects of the several projects and to remove any bottlenecks in the construction of the new grid stations.
The participants of the meeting were informed that the demand of the electricity in Karachi was expected to rise almost 4100 MW by 2023, and thus, would require additional 1300MW to meet the further requirements of the electricity.
The meeting led by the minister was also briefed about the commissioning of new gas plants to replace the old thermal power plants running at low efficiency.
The meeting concluded that by Financial Year (FY) 2023, 1400 MW of electricity could be supplied to the most populated city of Pakistan, Karachi through the construction and up-gradation of grid stations at Karachi West and Bin Qasim.