LAHORE: With the scorching sun and extreme heatwave lingering on Thursday, the people continued to birth the horrible influence of the most awful power loadshedding in Lahore and adjoining districts in years.
Also the light rainfall in some areas of the city can not produce any kind of relief in hot weather problems.
The people criticised the federal government for not doing anything to mitigate the results of rough weather by giving nonstop power supply, stating that it was making high cases only.
“The horrible loadshedding has now come to be virtually a routine in heat while the Lesco and also government officials continue making high insurance claims of uninterrupted electrical power supply to the people. Such cases are absolutely incorrect,” deplores a local of the Ravi Roadway.
“For the last several days, we have been encountering unannounced loadshedding for 2 to 4 hours in different timings,” he added.
Comparable comments were shared by the homeowners of the Bund Road, Johar Town, Kot Lakhpat, Kot Kamboh, Batapur, Baghbanpura, Kotli Pir Abdul Rehman, GT Roadway, Shahdara, Manga, Multan Roadway Township and also some others.
“We have been witnessing loadshedding nearly 4 to six hours daily as well as the Lesco officials don’t reply to our phone calls,” a Batapur resident stated, asking where to head to sign up an issue given that no person appears to receive calls.
On the other hand, the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) admitted that its 132kV system is overloaded because of the 220/500kV system of the National Transmission & Despatch Business (NTDC) in peak hrs.
“The NTDC’s 220kV Ravi as well as 500kV Sheikhupura grid stations and also transmission lines are becoming strained in peak hours. Because of straining of these grids, our 2 132kV grids are also come to be overloaded,” said a spokesperson for Lesco in a news release.
He said the firm was trying to observe loadshedding for the minimal time because blackouts are being carried out just to shield the system.
“If we stay clear of observing lots administration, the straining system might result in a power failure,” he described.
Meanwhile, the loadshedding for two to 4 and also four to six hrs continues to be observed in the areas falling within territory of high-loss feeders. Nonetheless, those paying bills consistently in these locations have criticised the government for penalizing them along with the debtors or those involved in the power burglary.
“It seems that it is wrong (for the consumers paying bills frequently) to live in the areas falling within solution territory of high-loss feeders. The government should review this plan and separate us from those associated with power theft,” said a consumer.