Officials from the Afghan power supply company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Thursday said the company is working around the clock to rebuild the electricity pylon destroyed by the Taliban in Baghlan last week.
DABS officials said power will be restored to Kabul in the next three days.
Kabul, which is experiencing serious power shortages, is down by 100 megawatts of imported electricity, DABS said.
Meanwhile a number of residents in Kabul have called on the insurgents to stop damaging national assets.
“If they claim to be the real inhabitants of this country, then they should never do such things,” said one resident, Mohammad Nabi Mangal.
“Electricity is supposed to be for all of us, it’s for the poor and the rich and everyone. Opponents should also support national projects,” said another resident, Eltaf Khalil Nuristani.
Once the pylon has been repaired, Kabul would have 24 hours of electricity a day, said DABS spokesman Wahidullah Tawhidi.
“Our engineers are working daily on the system. By the grace of Allah, recent rainfall has also boosted the capacity of Mahipar power dam to 100 megawatts,” said Tawhidi.
The destruction of the pylon also left a significant impact on businesses in the city.
“Thirty employees work with us, when there is a shortage of electricity, we suffer financially and also the issue of salaries for our employees is a problem,” said Mohammad Haroon Tasal, marketing manager for a local company.
This comes a week after Baghlan provincial police said Taliban insurgents blew up an electricity pylon in Baghlan province.
The pylon, which transmits electricity from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, then left much of Kabul without power.
Insurgents said in a statement that they will cut off all electricity to Kabul unless government distributes electricity to areas in their control.