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Power supply to Kabul may be restored in 8 hours: ABS

Power supply to Kabul may be restored in 8 hours: ABS

Feb 16, 2016 - 13:41


KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghanistaninfo-icon Breshna Shirkat (ABS) said on Tuesday its technical team could erect an emergency pylon to restore the supply of electricity to Kabul after weeks of blackout.

ABS spokesman Wahidullah Tawhidi told Pajhwok their technical team was 200 metres from the location in northern Baghlan province where the pylon were blown up by the insurgents.

He said security officials, who were in control of the locality, did not allow the technicians to launch work. Power supply could be restored in eight hours if the team was allowed to begin work, he added.

The militants blew up the pylon in Dand-i-Shahabuddin area on the outskirts of Pul-i-Khumri nearly two weeks before they destroyed three more towers.

Talibaninfo-icon have already said they will allow repair of a power transmission line if an ongoing operation in Dand-i-Ghori district is stopped

Residents of Kabul, reliant on electricity imported from Turkmenistan, have suffered a lot due to the resultant blackout.

On Monday, security forces claimed to have pushed back the insurgents from Dand-i-Shahabuddin. They said they had gained control of the area.


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