Karachi becomes water pool after rain, thunderstorms swarm city


Rain causes half a city power breakdown

Staff Reporter

Karachi city experienced heavy rain with lightning on late Sunday night which transformed the city into sort of a gigantic water pool overnight, displaying the utter incompetence of the city government.
According to details, the absence of proper outlets for discharge of water created huge trouble for the citizens who embarked for their offices on Monday morning too.
Major areas which received heavy rainfall included Defence, Clifton, Saddar, Malir Cantt, Defence, Clifton, Gulistan-e-Johar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, as well as Karachi airport and areas near Shahrah-e-Faisal and I.I. Chundrigar Road.
The weather of the city became chilly and plunged large swathes of the metropolis into darkness as mandatory power outrages across the city also occurred.
Power outages hit Gulistan-e-Johar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Model Colony, Saddar, North Karachi, Orangi Town, Defence, Garden, and other areas overnight.
Several bikers were also reported to have slipped due to slippery roads where were taken to nearby hospitals to receive medical care.
On the other hand, the weather became colder in certain regions of interior Sindh like Kherpur and Sukkur whereas, the rain wave is expected to continue on from Jan 20th to Jan 21st.
The city went into the dark due to the heavy rain. The weather in Karachi turned chillier with thunderstorm lashed the city Sunday night and Monday evening. On Sunday wee hours many areas plunged into darkness. It was reported that power supply to half of the city was disconnected due to tripping of feeders.
Heavy to moderate rainfall was reported in North Nazimabad, I. I. Chundrigar Road, North Karachi, Liaqatabad, Federal B Area, Kharadar, Sharah-e-Faisal, Malir, New Karachi and adjoining areas which turned the weather chillier. A cold wave rolled in across Pakistan again on Saturday morning as it snowed in several areas while it rained in other regions. A spokesperson for K-Electric, the city’s sole power supplier, confirmed that there was a power breakdown in “few areas of Karachi due to rain”.
There is a “power outage on the PMTs [pad-mounted transformers] in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Johar, North Karachi, Orangi Town, and Garden”, he said, adding that power would “resume soon the affected areas”. “Our team is busy working to resume power in the affected areas.”
Spokesman said. Meanwhile, the meteorological office has forecast more rain, saying intermittent rainfall will continue till Monday night, adding that the weather in the city on Monday would be partly cloudy and the minimum temperature would range between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius. A cold wave rolled in across Pakistan again on Sunday morning as snowfall was reported in several areas while it rained in other regions.

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