LESCO’s 165 feeders trip due to thunderstorm, rain

LAHORE:Thunderstorm and rain that unleashed the provincial metropolitan city Monday evening affected 165 feeders of Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO).

According to the company’s spokesman here, LESCO had started restoration and repair work, and so far the field staff of the company has restored power supply to 70 percent of the affected areas.

He said that LESCO Chief Executive Officer Mujahid Pervez Chattha issued directives for complete restoration of the system.

The line staff would also remain vigilant to rectify the power complaints of the consumers during holy month of Ramadan, he added. The CEO, he said, was himself monitoring the power restoration activities.

The spokesman appealed to the consumers not to get scurry rather inform the LESCO complaint office in case of power failure, citing that any carelessness during rain could be dangerous.

He also advised to the general public to refrain from touching the power installations as well as not to stand under the electricity poles and transformers and must not keep/hang their luggage or fastened their cattle with the poles. The people should not park their vehicles along the electricity polls, he added.

In case of any emergency regarding electricity, he mentioned, the people could contact the helpline 111-000-118.