Karachi receives heavy rains, faces power outage and traffic jam

Karachi received heavy rainfall at the Friday afternoon causes stagnated water, traffic jam in several areas and electric outage.

According to the details, Karachi witnessed an immediate power outage as multiple areas experience heavy rainfall with numerous roads getting inundated with rainwater, causing traffic jams.

Jamshed Road, Model Colony, Saddar, Clifton, Malir, Gulistan-e-Johar, Dhoraji, Bahadurabad, PECHS, Soldier Bazaar, University Road, Gulshan-e-Hadid, Abdullah Haroon Road, Shah Faisal Colony, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Fawwara Chowk, M.A. Jinnah Road, and Garden received heavy splashes.

Power failure accrued in many areas as soon as light showers started.

Shahrah-e-Faisal, Johar Morr, Saddar, I.I. Chundrigar Raod, Denso Hall, Zainab Market, and M.A. Jinnah Road faced drastic traffic jam and people stuck for hur

Situation in the Airport police station’s surroundings worsened due to at least 1.5-foot deep rain water on the roads, including Drigh Road, with traffic coming to a halt. Officials under the leadership of superintendent of traffic police (SP) have employed large pumps to drain the stagnating water.

Stagnating water and traffic jams were also reported in Liaquatabad, Ghareebabad, Sakhi Hassan, and KDA Chowrangi in Karachi’s Central district.

More than a week ago, 15 people — including a child — had died of electrocution as light rain continued to pound many areas of the metropolis.

Power supply was cut off in multiple areas due to the rain under the influence of a monsoon system, health officials and volunteers of rescue services said.