Lahore (August 02, 2018): The ministry of energy has summoned report of the massive power breakdown in Lahore that plunged the city into darkness for prolonged hours.
A major power crisis hit Lesco late Wednesday night for more than six hours forcing people to bear the hot and humid conditions.
As per details, a technical fault occurred in the Lesco system due to increase in power supply demand.
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Fault in 220KV Sheikhupura transmission line suspended the provision of electricity from Bund road grid station.
The affected areas were provided power from alternate grids which overloaded them and affected other parts too.A prolonged breakdown was observed in Icchra, Ferozpur Road, Shahdhara, Wapda Town, Johar Town, Bhatta Chowk, Sabzazar, Sanda, Sant Nagar, Iqbal Town, Wahdat Road, Muslim Town, RA Bazaar, Walton and Ghazi Road.
The authorities say that the power supply was restored till 2am after eradicating the technical fault whereas the emergency situation occurred due to system overload.