Loadshedding returns with rise in mercury

LAHORE: With rise in temperature, loadshedding in urban and rural areas of Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) and other distribution companies (Discos) continues to be observed for two to six hours on a daily basis. “We were expecting a zero loadshedding after the government repeatedly claimed to have ended outages in recent months. But the ongoing situation has proved the claims baseless,” deplores a consumer from Batapur.

On the other hand, Discos’ officials claim that they are observing loadshedding only in those areas falling under high-loss feeders. For this, the officials say, such feeders have been divided into three categories.

Published in Dawn, 6th April, 2018