No electricity in areas as 400 feeders tripped
KARACHI: Many areas of the city including districts Malir, East and Centre are being lashed by heavy rains on Thursday as the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecast the last monsoon wet spell until September 25.
The roads were inundated as the drainage and dewatering system collapsed soon after the rains lashed the economic capital of the country.
Malir, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Landhi, Sharea Faisal are amongst the areas to have received the first rain today. The downpour is accompanied with thunder and winds.
New Sabzi Mandi, New Karachi, Nazimabad, Surjani Town, Sohrab Goth are among the areas where the rains have begun lashing as well.
Earlier today, the Met Office forecast a strong likelihood of rainfall with chances of dusty gust and scattered thunderstorms on Thursday evening and night.
The weather will remain cloudy with gusty winds blowing, according to the weather report.
Tharparker, Badin and Thatta districts are likely to receive rainfall in the fresh monsoon spell in Sindh.
The Met Office had predicted fresh monsoon rains in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Nawabshah, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Dadu and Jamshoro districts from 23-25 Sept.
Not only the roads are unsafe for the masses after sewers have overflowed adding to the already quantum of water already accumulated in the low-lying areas, but many road networks have just vanished from sight.
Nagan Chowrangi, Gulberg Chowangi, PECHS, parts of Sharea Faisal, Malir roads have disappeared under the deluge of rainwater. The surrounding roads of Nipa Chowrangi have too been drowned.
Separately, the people at home and offices, too, find no respite as power has disappeared soon after the first rain drop landed in Karachi.
About 400 feeders have tripped robbing large parts of the city of electricity.
Malir, East, Center and Korangi districts’ large parts complained of power outages. Karachi’s power supplier K Electric said the power is cut as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident.
As soon as the areas where electricity installations lie have been dewatered, the power shall be restored, it said.