Traffic jam clogs roads as rain hits Karachi


KARACHI: Massive traffic jams were witnessed in the city as rainwater inundated the streets on Wednesday.


The city’s main thoroughfares Shahra-e-Faisal, M A Jinnah Road and I I Chundrigar Road suffered bumper to bumper traffic.

Over 30 mm of rain was recorded at Shahra-e-Faisal , the met department said in a statement.

Several areas suffered power outages as over 250 K-Electric feeders tripped.

Earlier today, the Met department issued a warning that Karachi could experience urban flooding owing to the monsoon rains.

According to the Met department, the monsoon season will last till July and August. The Met department also stated that during monsoon rains, Karachi could be a victim of urban flooding.

“Karachi is likely to receive a good amount of rainfall from the monsoon season,” said the director of Met department.

He further said that the city was likely to receive two to three heavy rains in July and August. The Met department also said that the current heat wave would simmer down and the temperature would cool a bit due to the rain.

The city received its first spell of heavy rainfall on Tuesday. At least four people were killed in rain related incidents in the city.