KARACHI RAIN UPDATE: The seventh spell of monsoon submerged the city as the M.A Jinnah Road and Shahrah-e-Faisal both are closed for traffic from both ends.
The spell started in early hours of Tuesday gradually picked up the pace by afternoon and the current situation appears to be the state of emergency in almost all districts of Karachi.
MeT Department issued the warning of urban flooding yesterday warning about the seventh monsoon spell to enter from Gujrat Province of India.
The unbelievable footage shared on social media as #KarachiRain started trending on twitter.
Shahrah-e-Faisal the only main road which connects city center with National Highway and Jinnah International Airport is completely submerged right now, both roads are closed for traffic.
KARACHI RAIN UPDATE
Traffic Warning issued by D.I.G Traffic Police Karachi.
- Rainwater accumulation on Submarine underpass due to which Boat Basin towards Punjab Chowrangi road is closed for traffic, traffic is being diverted on the bridge.
- Rainwater accumulation at following areas Nursery to Airport both sides, jail road, new New Sabzi Mandi, Hasan Square, Alkaram, Nipa, University Road, Ancle Saria Chowk, Regent Plaza, Avari Tower, Mobile Market, Shafique Mor, Sohrab goth, Ancholi, Saven day Hospital, M.A Jinnah Road, Jama cloth market, Bolton Market, I.I Chandargi Road, Zainab Market, Traffic is moving slow, drive carefully. (Traffic warden are managing situation)
- Rainwater Accumulation at Nazimabad underpass both sides closed for traffic. The Traffic is being diverted from both roads. (Traffic wardens are managing the traffic)
Traffic Awareness and Social media Unit (DIG Traffic Karachi) updates about the 25 August 2020, Heavy rainfall in Karachi.
There are reports of electricity outage in various areas as K-Electric shuts down the electricity from grid stations.
Keeping the current situation in mind needless to say restoring electricity will take more than six to ten hours until the water starts draining.