Commuters faced traffic congestion on Friday in Karachi and there were reports of power outages from some areas after the city experienced intermittent spells of rainfall.
Its raining heavily in different areas of the city. Im in District Central right now on Shahrah e Pakistan. The administration is also out on the road pic.twitter.com/O7Aw2JqLMW— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) September 3, 2021
In its power update, the port city's electric utility, K-Electric, claimed that the majority of areas were receiving uninterrupted power supply. "Power supply is ongoing through 1,733 of 1,900 feeders."
KE Power Update 5: 3rd September 1500 hours— KE (@KElectricPk) September 3, 2021
Power supply to major parts of the city continues during the current rains. - Spokesperson KE
Power supply is ongoing through 1733 of 1900 feeders - Spokesperson KE
KE teams are actively monitoring the situation. - Spokesperson KE
The utility added that KE teams were "monitoring the situation".
Supply to areas with high incidence of theft and kunda usage may be shut down for emergency reasons - Spokesperson KE— KE (@KElectricPk) September 3, 2021
Restored areas include Orangi Yaqoobabad, DHA Phase 6, Masroor Colony, Nazimabad block 3 & 5, North Karachi Sector 11, Chakiwara, Korangi Sector 34-1,
However, KE stated that supply to areas with high theft rates or line losses may be shut down for "emergency reasons".
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It added that power supply was restored to Orangi Yaqoobabad, DHA Phase 6, Nazimabad block 3 and 5, Korangi Sector 34-1 and other areas.
There were also reports of traffic congestion from the main arteries of the city after the rain spells. A number of bikers slipped and traffic was generally moving slower on Shaheed-e-Millat, Shahrae Faisal and other main roads.
The Met Department had earlier predicted a fresh spell of monsoon showers in the port city from the end of August till around September 5.
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