Sunday, April 18, 2010

Is Bahria Town Lahore Load Shedding Free?

I have received few emails with a request to express my views on this advertisement appeared in almost all national newspapers.Bahria Town Lahore tries its level best to provide first class facilities to its residents. In these days electricity load shedding is the main problem in all over the country and Bahria Town was some how managing it very nicely. Nowadays Bahria Town is under pressure as its source of electricity production is not clear to media and general public. This ad. is to put the record straight only.It is worth mentioning that the residents of Bahria Town Lahore are also facing load shedding though it is under some system. I am afraid that the situation will not remain the same in near future.

Ahsan replied on Sunday, April 18, 2010 03:18 PM PST

Hussain bhai, i want to know some details about my plot from Bahria Lahore, whether its on my name, do i have any due penaulty for not getting possession so far,any balance dues, etc.Could you please tell who is the right person to call and give his contact details also.My plot is in Shaheen Block, Lahore, Sector - B

limo replied on Sunday, April 18, 2010 03:45 PM PST

Hussain Kaisrani, i am really surprised to know this, because what you said now is in total contrast to what you have been saying so far that Bahria is having its own grid and no concept of any power outages in Bahria.Why this secret has been revealed today.Just curious.

Hussain Kaisrani replied on Sunday, April 18, 2010 04:20 PM PST

@ Ahsan Bhai! You may contact
Bahria Town Toll Free Number 0800-00100 for getting any information related to your plot. In case you are not in Pakistan then you can provide basic information of your plot to some one so that he/she can call above mentioned number for getting required information. If you find any problem in getting information from toll free number then I will find some direct contact for you.

@ Dear limo, Sir! I was right when I wrote that there is no concept of any power outage in Bahria Town and now when situation is changed I am here to pass on information.
Bahria Town does have its own dedicated grid station but it gets electricity from LESCO (Lahore electric Supply Company). As the information of continuous power supply went in public and media so Bahria Town management was made bound to start load shedding. Though this ad. is still announcing that there is no power outage in Bahria Town but I am trying to make things clear to visitor of this page.

Reality replied on Sunday, April 18, 2010 05:02 PM PST

I am living in
BT Rawalpindi Ph-8. Duration for power outage is 07:00 hrs ot 11:00 hrs.

Habib replied on Sunday, April 18, 2010 05:33 PM PST

Limo, I think your Concept is the Grid is a place where power is created like oil well, Grid is merely a place to divide and regulate supply and load.
It was obvious that with more population and more load of ACs either
Bahria will have to upgrade the generators or people will have to bear load shedding may be lesser than public. If Bahria is able to establish bigger turbine generators with efficacy of about 40% they can supply power to Bahria town at marginally expensive price than WAPDA.

limo replied on Sunday, April 18, 2010 06:40 PM PST

Hussain Kaisrani,

Dont you think it would adversely impact the Bahria's name on the whole. Though back up gen sets are in place, but forSafari Villa residents only, i believe.


Actually i had an understanding that since Bahria is having a dedicated grid, so there might be some sort of contract between Lesco and Bahria for the uninterrupted power supply to the arera.
Having your own power generation capability and not to depend on the national grid is not a bad idea either.Instead Bahria can sell out the surplus power thus generated to Wapda also as most of the other private power plants are doing.

Ahsan replied on Sunday, April 18, 2010 09:06 PM PST

Hussain bhai i forgot to tell you that i live abroad. Please tell direct contact nos of the concerned.

safwan khan. replied on Sunday, April 18, 2010 09:12 PM PST

@Reality, would please let me know your email address? i have questions on ph-8
Bahria Rawalpindi.


Hussain Kaisrani replied on Sunday, April 18, 2010 09:53 PM PST

I agree with you that
Bahria Town had a great edge on other housing projects that they were providing electricity without load shedding. If they can not manage it to do so then its attraction will not remain the same.
I am informed by a responsible person that Bahria Town has ordered new power generations which will control the electricity problem. I could not yet confirm the inform. Personally I understand that the management has made some arrangement with LESCO and through this ad. they are announcing that we are not Dependant upon LESCO. Otherwise there is no justification of spending too much funds on this useless advertisement.

The best option is Toll Free Number. The second option is to contact Bahria Office on phone number +924235330574-81. You may ask the operator to connect you to concerned person available.
The third option is to contact Mr. Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Senior Manger CR
Bahria Town Lahore

Hussain Kaisrani replied on Sunday, April 18, 2010 10:17 PM PST

Mr. Hafeez-ur-Rehman can be contacted on +924235330574-81.

Jamal replied on Monday, April 19, 2010 01:02 AM PST

Why the hell than govt. charge tax on property!
if every thing has to be organised and paid on self finance basis!
What are govt. dpts. working for? politicians!

Arshad Mahmood replied on Monday, April 19, 2010 10:08 AM PST

Aoa all

If the loadshedding has now started it means it was not
bahria generators but bahria was bribing LESCO officials for continuous supply. It also means their generators are not enough to supply current population which is growing. It seem impossible to add additional power supply for whole bahria town just by generators cause that will be so expensive.

Either the capacity will keep going lower than demand or they will at some time pass on huge costs to residents. Its beyonds imagnation how long they can afford to spend millions per day for backup power supply.

Who will spend that money if God forbid something happen to Malik Riaz.

Hussain Kaisrani replied on Monday, April 19, 2010 10:42 AM PST
Bahria Town Lahore has addressed the issue of load shedding and from yesterday (after the start of this thread) no power outage has been witnessed. Hope the matter will be managed by Malik Riaz Shaib nicely.

@ Arshad Mahmood!
Bahria Town has provided best quality services including electricity to its residents. When Bahria Town was using general grid station then generators were used and residents were charged flat rate of Rs.9/= per unit. Now after the installation of dedicated grid station the rates are significantly reduced but the quality of service is very much improved.
Bahria Town buys basic equipment (generators, grid stations, buildings, medical college, buses, schools etc etc) by its own means but its cost of running is ultimately transfered to the users.
==== Courtesy: LRE ====

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