Lahore-  The duration of electricity outage has increased due to escalated imbalance between supply and demand, as the summer season starts.

According to the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) sources, the electricity shortfall has increased to at least 300 Megawatt (MW), due to escalated imbalance between demand and production. The production is 9,100 MW, while the demand of the city is at least 13,400MW. According to Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) authorities, schedule of as many as eight hours in rural while at least six hours outage in urban areas has been issued.

However, the authorities have said that within coming six days the outage time would decrease due to increase in electricity production.