Rains: Blessing or a curse?

Maheen Abbasi

The season of monsoon rains has begun in Karachi as well as in interior Sindh and parts of the country. As rain brings joys and excitement, the mismanagement of civic services’ system brings disaster as well. On the first season of rains, the roads were flooded, the electricity problem began with the worst condition of traffic. Thousands of people stuck in the worst traffic jams in the areas like Gulistan-e-Jauhar, I.I. Chundigarh Road, Shahra-e-Faisal, Malir Cant. etc. The inundated and damaged roads were the main cause of traffic jams, as usual unfortunately it was also faced by the ambulances. Where majority of people were facing the music of traffic on the other side many got injured as well in different incidents in the city.
The hide and seek of electricity was also played. The inaccuracy of forecast of rain from Met department brought unexpected surprises for the people of Karachi. As according to the Met department, around 32.4 mm rain was recorded in Nazimabad, 31 mm in areas around airport, 24 mm at University road, 12 mm each at Landhi and Shahra-e-Faisal. The Met department should pay attention to the radars that they are using for the prediction of weather, as every citizen’s life is dependent upon it. K-electric and Sindh Government should also pay attention on their management.
— Karachi

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