Power, water services restored to Hiyaa Flats after approximately three hours

An aerial view of Hiyaa Flats in Hulhumale' Phase II. (Sun Photo/Mohamed Hayyan)

Power and water services have been restored to Hiyaa Flats in Hulhumale’ Phase II – approximately three hours after the services were disrupted.

State Electric Company Limited (STELCO) said that the power outage at Hiyaa towers in Hulhumale’ Phase II was triggered by damage to the main cable amidst construction work by a party. 

Revealing that repair works of the main cable could be time-consuming -  STELCO said that they were undertaking efforts to restore power to Hiyaa towers using another cable, after isolating the damaged one.

STELCO staff work to restore power, water to Hiyaa towers in Hulhumale' Phase II on November 15, 2022. (Photo/STELCO)

The disruption of power and water services disrupted the lives of thousands of people residing in Hiyaa towers. Many residents had taken to social media to express their discontent and concerns. Some also temporarily shifted to Hulhumale’ Phase I and Male’ City during the outage, to ease their difficulties.

Hiyaa towers recently saw power and water services disrupted following a loud thunder during heavy rain. STELCO solved the issue and restored power to the towers approximately within 30 minutes.