44 years Record breaking “Spring rain” submerged roads and disrupted power supply in karachi.

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Heavy rain Saturday submerged roads and disrupted power supply in many areas of the city,

The downpour caused urban flooding as dozens of vehicles got stuck in flooded areas, leaving the motorists stranded on roads and streets. 

Heavy rains wreaked havoc in various areas of Karachi and hit 700 electricity feeders due to which many areas of the city plunged into darkness.

The rain started after sunset, just as the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had predicted, and rapidly intensified across almost all areas of the city.

Areas including Landhi, Korangi, DHA, Clifton, II Chundrigar Road, Tower, Keamari, Bolton Market, Saddar, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Nipa, Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad, North Karachi and Surjani experienced heavy rainfall for over 20 minutes, accompanied by strong gusts of wind.

The intense rain resulted in flooding on various city roads, causing motorcycles and cars to come to a standstill.

According to PMD, 75mm of rainfall was recorded at PAF Base Faisal (Shahrae Faisal), 64mm in Malir Halt, 63.8mm in Surjani, 55mm in Keamari, 52mm in Quaidabad and 51mm in the Old Airport area.

Moreover, Gulshan-e-Hadeed experienced 50mm of rainfall, 47.2 at PAF Base Masroor, 42mm at Jinnah Terminal, 37.6mm in Saadi Town, 33.6mm in North Karachi, 23.8mm in Gulshan-e-Maymar, 23.5mm in Nazimabad, and 15mm in Korangi.

Power supply remained suspended in different areas of the city including Liaquatabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Nazimabad, PIB, Maymar, Landhi and other areas.

Due to poor drainage, urban flooding occurred in several areas of Karachi, causing inconvenience to residents.

KWSB CEO Engineer Syed Salahuddin Ahmed has imposed emergency measures in the city following the rain, directing the technical staff to remain vigilant and active at all times.

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