Light at the end of the tunnel?

And that comes with every bit of pun intended!

Yesterday was one day when (atleast in SF and Tariq Road area) we didn’t witness the usual ‘massive’ power failure. At work, we only didn’t have electricity for two hours, compared to the 6 to 8 hours we had to keep the generator running. While at the same time, at night in tariq road, the electricity only went for about half hour.

Today, the pattern was repeated, rather surpassed, when at 7 PM i realized there was no power breakdown today. I know there were a couple of power breakdowns in the defence area. Whats the news from the rest of the city?

4 Comments so far

  1. Ali (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 8:11 pm
  2. SELF (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 10:44 pm

    Possibility of re-nationalising could be a motivating factor here.

  3. MB (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 1:26 am

    Relax mansoor. There is no light for at least 5 years for following reasons:-

    – Its not a one day issue. It took years of gov indifference regarding power so it will take years ( supposing if remedy is started this year) to be cured. Unfortunately this budget gave no account of any POWER policy, so now wait for one more year for “just a start of hope”

    – Electricity has become a luxury now, thanks to previous gov corruption + this gov lack of putting it as priority.

    Back in old days electricity would be everyone’s problem but now those who can afford have alternative & are indifferent about common man. I am referring to business community. Thats why there is not enough pressure on gov to do something. The gov hardly pay heed to man on street. If the business community could group together and pressurize gov the situation could be different.

    – A serious effort to eliminate the power theft. Currently the power loss is 40% ( officially ) and thats a huge percentage. Mere increase in power wont work.

    One thing more : Yes the last two days went good. There was less/hardly load shedding at our side. The situation was appreciable in office too.

    Also in last two days the electricity remained available for more hours then on previous days.

  4. khanabadosh (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 11:20 am

    I guess I am too old, not just old fashioned. However much the shortage is, there can always be alternate budgeting options to make supply fit usage. Isn’t that what people, who do not have enough money, do; i.e. make choices. Why cannot the same concept be used here until such time that more power is made available.

    What about the brightly lit wedding halls, zillions of them, into wee hours of the morning.
    Just forcing weddings to be done in more austere fashion should save tons of energy.

    Tax all businesses as well as the elite, who want to use electricity for wasteful purposes after 9 PM, to the hilt.

    But I suppose where there is endemic corruption , there is always a escape hatch for the abusers.

    Tires do not consume electricity. Why do the protesters burn tires?

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