National Highway reopens after being closed off after Malir river overflowed

Authorities on Wednesday, reopened National Highway for traffic after it was closed off as Malir river overflowed due to torrential rains on Tuesday.

National Highway has been reopened for traffic after water levels dropped from the overflowing Malir river on Tuesday.

Vehicles were stranded due to increased water levels on the route to Quaidabad, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Dawood Chowrangi and Landhi.

Residents of Laasi Goth, Umar Marvi Goth, Qaim Yar Goth and Quaidabad faced urban flooding situation after Malir river broke its bank and overflowed due to heavy rains on Tuesday a day earlier.

Rain water which had entered peoples’ houses in Quaidadbad had receded.

However, main road still remain submerged in water in several areas, resulting in traffic congestion and transport issues.

According to Meteorological Department, Karachi has witnessed a record breaking rainfall this year in the month of August, surpassing its previous 90-year of record of rainfall.

Pakistan Army personnel on the directions of COAS General Bajwa, have been conducting rescue and relief operations across the city which has witnessed severe urban flooding due to torrential rains.

Army teams have been carrying out water draining operations and are providing cooked meals to the people living in flooded areas.