Torrential rains once again lashed Karachi on Friday, turning the city’s roads and streets into canals and streams and leading to immediate power outage in numerous neighbourhoods, reports indicated.
Areas that received rainfall included Jamshed Road, Model Colony, Saddar, Clifton, Malir, Gulistan-e-Johar, Dhoraji, Bahadurabad, PECHS, Soldier Bazaar, University Road, Gulshan-e-Hadid, Abdullah Haroon Road, Shah Faisal Colony, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Fawwara Chowk, M.A. Jinnah Road, and Garden.
Electricity was cut as soon as light rain started in Kharadar, Akhtar Colony, Kashmir Colony, and Defence View.
Power outage was also reported in Manzoor Colony, Model Colony, Shah Faisal Colony, Korangi, Saddar, Lines Area, Orangi Town, Gadap, Kathore, Baldia Town, Lyari, Shah Faisal Town, Tariq bin Ziyad Society, Malir Halt, Moeenabad, Liaquatabad C-1 Area, Drigh Road, Defence Housing Authority (DHA), and Mehmoodabad.
In Garden West, there has been no power since three hours, whereas in Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block 18, power outage has been ongoing since more than two hours.
On the other hand, there were traffic jams on numerous thoroughfares in the city, including Shahrah-e-Faisal, Johar Morr, Saddar, I.I. Chundrigar Road, .A. Jinnah Road, Korangi Road, Denso Hall, Zainab Market, Lucky Star, Urdu Bazaar, Soldier Bazaar, Jama Cloth, Corridor 3, Hassan Square, Karsaz, Rashid Minhas, and NIPA.