Commuters suffer due to inundated city roads

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As Karachiites woke up to the news of rain post-midnight today, the masses experienced trouble while travelling to their offices, schools in the morning as water-logged roads greatly obstructed traffic.

The entire path leading to Gulberg Chowrangi from Water Pump remained inundated while the part of Gujjar Nullah spilt over onto the road near LandiKotal in the central district.

Parts of M. A. Jinnah road have remained under the influence of rainwater as well and have posed challenge to the traffic flow.Dewatering has been reportedly underway of the roads near Safari Park and NIPA as the swamped road imperil traffic flow.

Heavy downpour was reported in the city’s area including Malir, Model Colony, Airport, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Saddar, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Site, Nazimabad, Federal B Area, North Karachi, New Karachi and other areas.

The thundershower came at around 1:30 am and battered windows. It took only a few minutes before water began to pool on roads and streets.

The vehicles plying on roads across the city find themselves in quandary as large parts of the metropolitan have been flooded with rainwater and the sewage discharge has further added to the trouble slowing down traffic flow.

Many important thoroughfares and corridors bear the brunt of rains as drains, instead of absorbing the rainwaters, have spilt over and further flooded the roads.

 

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