K-Electric in Karachi have installed more than 500 meters into the economically challenged areas of Musharaff Colony Mauripur, Maunch Goth Baldia and Mehmoodabad.

The initiative, part of a revenue protection and technical loss management programme, aims at converting illegal connections to legal connections.  According to a press release by the company, “this drive was only made possible by the residents of the mentioned areas, as they welcomed KE and its team and willingly filed for applications for these low-cost new meters in Maunch Goth & Musharaff Colony Baldia.”

Using the concept of a “one stop shop”, residents and shop owners are able to fill in applications for connections, get approval on the spot and pay for their low cost meter installation (current installation costs are Rs. 2,600 ($26).

Billing queries were also addressed on the spot by the KE team that was present.