Grid station fire suspends power supply for hours

LAHORE: As loadshedding on high loss feeders continues, Lahore’s northern parts, especially Daroghawala and adjoining localities, remained without light for several hours on Friday after a 132kV grid station caught fire forcing the officials to shut the electricity distribution operation.

The fire erupted at about 2:30pm and was put out at about 3:45pm by rescuers and Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) officials.

“After extinguishing the fire, the supply was restored gradually,” said a spokesperson for Lesco in a press release. On the other hand, loadshedding in high loss feeders continued on Friday. The situation in rural areas is worst as people have been facing loadshedding on hourly basis.

Published in Dawn, 19th May, 2018