LAHORE: Various parts of the city remained without light for 10 to 15 hours after the electricity supply disrupted due to windstorm on Sunday night couldn’t be restored by the respective field formations of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) for a long time.

On the other hand, there are also reports about power failure in various localities either due to rain or other technical issues.

“The power supply in our area got suspended at about 11pm on Sunday night and resumed at 3pm on Monday. It is surprising,” said Asghar, a resident of Gulberg main boulevard (old Auriga).

He said a Lesco team reached the affected area after the windstorm and started work to restore the supply. But they couldn’t identify the fault while working for many hours. “The team told us that they were unable to find fault. And after working for many hours, they finally succeeded in rectifying the fault and restoring the supply,” he added.

He said on Monday, an electricity fault occurred in an adjacent plaza (25-E), causing a blast in the transformer installed there. This fault also affected supply in our area, as the four transformers installed there stopped working.

Talking to Dawn, Shehryar, a resident of a locality (Askari-5) near Kalma Chowk, said the electricity in their colony suspended at about 11pm on Sunday night and resumed at 1pm on Monday. “When we tried to contact the respective Lesco office in the area, no one attended the calls,” he complained.

According to one Imran, a resident of OPF housing scheme (Khayaban-i-Jinnah, near Wapda Town), the faults occurred in the system also affected power supply in his locality. “From 6.30pm to 9.15pm, there was no light in the area. Moreover, no one attended our calls when we contacted the respective Lesco sub-divisional office,” he deplored.

Published in Dawn,May 24th, 2022

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