Heavy rainfall lashes parts of Karachi,met office predicts more downpour on saturday
Karachiites yet again bore the brunt of heavy rainfall Friday, as torrential rain lashed several parts of the city, causing power outages, traffic jams and flooded roads.
Met Office predicts heavy rains in Karachi on Saturday.Karachi may witness more downpours and thunderstorms on Saturday, the Metrological department has predicted after torrential rain lashed several parts of the city on Friday.
The Met department said: “Rain clouds present in the southeastern side of Arabian sea are moving towards the metropolitan.”
Many roads in the city were submerged due to the rains, causing heavy traffic jams.
Roads in Defense, Lyari and Neepa are flooded with rainwater and sewerage. People have complained that they have no choice but to walk in this black water. He demanded action from the authorities.
In an interview with Samaa TV, Alamgir Khan, founder of Fixit, said that the rains wreak havoc in the city every year. “Where are Murtuza Wahab and Murad Ali Shah now? Won’t they hold a press conference on this issue?”
Karachi Administrator Murtuza Wahab, on the other hand, said he had directed the DMC and KMC to start providing relief to the people and clear the roads.
A few hours of rain once again drowned the city and caused waterlogging and traffic jams on multiple stretches.
The power supply remained suspended in several areas. Many city areas including Akhtar Colony, Kashmir Colony, and Defence View remained without electricity for several hours.
As the rain continued to lash several parts of the city, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that the infrastructure should be developed in a manner that doesn’t affect the city.
He directed all district administrations to remain active. Meanwhile, he further instructed the commission to take quick action to tackle waterlogging after the rain spell ends with the support of local police.