It starts again

Last night we got our first doze of power outage. I read the news today and there are reports of power, water and phone outage. I guess that’s the sign of start of summer. Good luck everyone.

10 Comments so far

  1. Äß│Ç│ (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 5:42 pm

    Umar for you summer starts YESTERDAY
    and for us it starts weeks back, i guess almost a month
    2 hr is common in gulshan for no given reason

  2. gurl (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 7:34 pm

    this very nice and ancient style electroc city service is makes me so nuts,and really sick up.this is really simbol of summer and makes me home sick so terribly. in japan its never happen! I hope gov do solve for it a.s.a.p …

  3. IllusionFS (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 8:00 pm

    Anyone of you lives in any of the armed forces housing projects?

    I live in Askari, and Alhumdulillah, there are no power breakages. I think one reason is some of the KESC officials live in the vicinity.

    I thought KESC would improve after its privatisation. I have heard from my friends in India that they dont have any power break downs or load shedding.

    Guys, try leasing an electic generator, you know its so much cheap to produce electricity on your own using a diesel/gas generator than KESC.

  4. Inspirex (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 11:29 pm

    I live in askari too, (in the same one as illusionfs) but we have had outages over the past week for almost the whole week.
    But this week thankfully has been smooth. But i do see johar in darkness from my bedroom window.

  5. Tee (unregistered) on April 8th, 2006 @ 12:26 am

    Oh God Umar u r so lucky, summer started for us weeeeeeeeeks back. just last week we had a 6 hour power breakdown and if its not that, then either theres abysmally low voltage or we just have one phase working which OnlY powers our kitchen btw :P
    i remember last year there was some news item in Dawn in which some KESC offcial said that we had power breakdowns this year (2005) becuz we were working on the system, next year there will be NO power shortage! and yes i clearly remember laughing on that one!

  6. Jay the big J (Jamash) (unregistered) on April 8th, 2006 @ 9:45 am

    OOps !!

  7. Jay the big J (Jamash) (unregistered) on April 8th, 2006 @ 9:51 am

    Ooh my!! Metblog is acting up :( .. A moment later I posted a comment on the Rickshaw Wala Blog and when the page refreshed the comment was listed under this blog so I typed “Oops !!” … Now only “Oops!!” is my comment… I am totally Confused [:/]

  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on April 8th, 2006 @ 11:31 am

    intresting thing is that KESC guys constantly denying it in papers and they say its regional faults but not loadsheding.

    When i call to local kESC office ,the guy clearly says that its loadsheding.Its so easy to play with awam of Karachi.Everyone sucks us so hard.

  9. Inspirex (unregistered) on April 8th, 2006 @ 12:50 pm

    Its interesting how the government last year announced that there will be no loadshedding this year. They sure shed their load by selling it and not giving the new management a chance to fix things.
    Quite honestly, it should still take a couple more years before the line loss issues are sorted out and then plants are set up to meet power shortages.

  10. Kashif Aziz (unregistered) on April 8th, 2006 @ 7:22 pm

    KESC is an environment friendly, people loving organization. They want us to care for our health and not to get overweight. The 3-5 hour power shedding a day, keeps the doctor away.

    @inspirex: line loss issues can’t be sorted out until all the kundas across the city are not plucked out and all those illegal developments are not bulldozed down, rest is just lip-service

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