Karachiites put their altruism on show amid rain, crippling traffic jams


As Karachi’s roads were left crippled by traffic jams on major thoroughfares due to another spell of moderate to heavy rains, citizens put their altruism on show by helping each other out on Monday night.

Commuters had to spent hours on the city’s roads, braving the heavy rains from above and the knee-deep water below, after monsoon rains lashed its different parts for the fourth time this year.

Korangi industrial area, Qayyumabad Chowrangi, Korangi Causeway, Korangi Expressway, the Nursery and Tipu Sultan Road among others were all choked as the drainage system failed to handle the incoming rainwater.

Hundreds of vehicles including ambulances were stuck for hours on the roads.

However, pictures of citizens handing out biscuits to families in cars that were stuck in traffic jams brought smiles on the faces of social media users.

More rain expected in Karachi on Tuesday

Similarly, a home decoration shop offered to house commuters at their outlet situated on Tipu Sultan Road through a Facebook post.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in the port city on Tuesday.

PMD officials said that various areas of the city are likely to receive more rains, adding that hot weather and humidity was in place.

PMD official Sardar Sarfaraz said that a new low pressure system of winds has built up in the Arabian Sea and India’s Rann of Kutch.

Sarfaraz said that the monsoon season in Sindh started late, adding that the rains will continue to hit the province till September 30. He predicted at least two more spells of rains in the city this month.

KMC officials say situation gets out of control if the city receives more than 50mm of rain


Original news : https://tribune.com.pk/story/2047862/1-karachiites-put-altruism-show-amid-rain-crippling-traffic-jams/