Load Management: ‘Loadshedding will be limited to eight hours’

DCO directed the MEPCO and police officials to cooperate with each other on issues related to safety of transformers.


Our Correspondent May 21, 2013
DCO also directed district government officials to ensure that streetlights were switched off during the day time and that only half the streetlights were lit in the night. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

BAHAWALPUR:


District Coordination Officer Imran Sikandar Baloch has expressed concern over unscheduled loadshedding and said that the problem needed to be fixed on priority basis.


He was addressing a meeting of the emergency load management committee at his office on Monday.

The DCO was told that the committee was working for bringing down loadshedding to eight hours in the urban areas and 12 to 14 hours in the rural area.

The district coordination officer directed the Multan Electric Power Company officials and police officials to cooperate with each other on issues related to safety of transformers.

He directed Mepco XENs to take immediate action to fix out-of-order transformers.

He reiterated the caretaker chief minister’s instructions that air conditioners should not be used before 11am at government offices.

He also directed district government officials to ensure that streetlights were switched off during the day time and that only half the streetlights were lit in the night.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 21st, 2013.

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