LAHORE – After a brief respite to power consumers, loadshedding has been increased once again in urban and rural areas of the country.

The electricity shortfall touched 4,000MW on Wednesday which resulted into 10 to 12 hours shutdown in big cities and more than 12 hours in rural limits of the country. The Lahorites are under the grip of 12 hours shutdown as the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) is conducting one hour outage after an hour.

According to National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTTC) officials, the electricity consumption on Tuesday was 18,205MW while the generation was not more than 14,245 that resulted into a shortfall of 3,960 megawatts. However, the gap crossed 4,000MW on Wednesday, he added. The officials said consumption was likely to reduce due to monsoon after which loadshedding would also be decreased.