KESC – Who did the magic ?

Original Post

I don’t know what holy blessings took over KESC but for last 3 days our area only had 6-8 hours load shedding, a drastic improvement considering the 10-12 per day on previous occasions. And what more?. I just found out that our society completed a successful cycle of 24 hours uninterrupted power supply.

Who ever did the magic, I say well done. But let me tell you something else too. On first day we had a serious problem in our area & didn’t have electricity for 8 straight hours. I had to call KESC HELP LINE many times. The respondents were not only polite but willing to listen, instead of the usually gov. org. style. The KESC van reached on time almost & did all the hard work to put things back on track. Our society chairman awarded them 500 rupee, which kind of kept me guessing though the KESC guys didn’t ask for anything.

Is situation improving at other ends too ?

11 Comments so far

  1. pkhan (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

    Rs.500 for the BURGER?

  2. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 5:07 pm

    weekends are better as compared to weekdays

  3. Zubair (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 5:14 pm

    Reason No.1: No power failures on Sunday and from 12AM till 6AM for residential areas. Hence the uninterrupted power supply.

    Reason No. 2: Govt. has temporarily cut down all red-tapism (licensing formalities) for small power producers to sell electricity to Govt. Hence all facilities in Sindh having excess power generation capacity can simply sell their excess electricity on national grid.

    Read these somewhere on newspapers. Cant give you any quote.

  4. Noman ali ansari (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 7:13 pm

    15 days ultimatum by mqm chief Altaf Hussain and the efforts of Governor & city nazim after that …… ummm I like chiefs style

  5. Zeeshan Syed (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 8:43 pm

    Yeh Ultimatum pehlay nahe day saktay thay?

    I read in today’s JANG that a 220MW power plant is being installed and will start production by 2008. Now, if that is true and IF a power plant can be installed in such short time and if it can produce that much power then why only one unit? Why not 4-5 220MW power plants? I mean, do the maths! Next year, the demand in Karachi will increase by 10% (it’s fact, google it) so, that new 220MW plant’s power will simply disolve and there won’t be any extra electricity left for us hence MORE power demand, less supply and MORE load shedding!

    K.E.S.C ko naist-o-nabot karnay ki bad duwa bhi nahe kar sakta main tu, cuz it’s already doing that!

  6. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 11:20 pm

    yea like that ultimatum he(Altaf bai) gave when operation was being conducted in Baluchistan and another ultimatum that he gave recently when he gave three options to resign provincial n federal cabinet and/or sit on opposition benches… Altaf bai just loves giving halfhearted ultimatums..

  7. Obi Wan Kenobi (unregistered) on June 17th, 2007 @ 11:27 pm

    The positive aspect about this is that underlying infrastructre is not too bad, we just have shortage of elctricity which could always be fulfilled in future.

  8. Cocerned (unregistered) on June 18th, 2007 @ 2:52 am

    A good thing happens in Khi and Doctor can even use that to blame MQM for something. Got to hand it to you Doctor, u got talent.

  9. khanabadosh (unregistered) on June 18th, 2007 @ 11:37 am

    The distribution network capacity needs to increase in sync with increase power generation. Simply putting in more power stations won’t do the trick.

  10. MB (unregistered) on June 18th, 2007 @ 11:46 am

    Increase in power wont work alone. Infact not at all.

    Power theft has to be curtailed or ended. It doesnot matter how much water you store in a TANK if its leaked from many places.

  11. Anon (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 1:26 am

    Stop the Kundas! That in my guess, accounts for 30% of electricity produced that is STOLEN from us.

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