Shutdowns make life miserable in hot weather

LAHORE: Residents of various areas had to bear long power shutdowns, in addition to load shedding, as the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) switched off various grid stations on the pretext of “relocating wires, poles and other paraphernalia” because of ongoing development projects in the city.

The situation led to water shortage in many areas after several tube-wells owned by the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) and private housing societies stopped functioning because of power shutdowns (from 9am to 4pm) on Thursday. The most-affected areas include Johar Town, schemes along Canal Road, Thokar Niaz Baig, Harbanspura and Sahafi Colony.

Published in Dawn, 11th May, 2018