Loadshedding is back

and this time with a vengeance! After what seemed like a too good to be true situation where load shedding was limited to as little as an hour a day, since yesterday, it has crossed the four hour barrier at various places. I would know, as i was without electricity for almost the whole day.

Yesterday was a bad day, as i kept moving to different parts of the city, just to keep up with the load shedding schedule. From 6 AM till 10 AM, i had no electricity at home, after which i left for work. There, KESC decided to switch off the electricity twice, first from 11 AM to 1 PM and then from 4 PM onwards till 7 PM. The last part of the day, which i spent in defence, i sat without electricity from 9 PM to 1 AM.

Maybe i was just unlucky, and others had a better experience, but it sure doesn’t signal good times to come.

Even today, i’ve been sitting without electricity at work for the last hour and a half. Whats the situation on your side of town?

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3 Comments so far

  1. binary-zero (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2007 @ 12:12 pm

    We had same in Lahore too, from past 2 days in 2 batches of half hour.

    I read somewhere that hydro-electricity productivity has dropped in past few days which is causing these issue.

    As Karachi is bigger, impact is also bigger.

  2. llama (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2007 @ 1:13 pm

    same here. went twice yesterday for 2 hour stretches. has been gone for an hour this morning as i type this.

  3. wasiq (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 8:46 am

    this could mean only one thing…….(moderated)

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