Constitution Avenue flooded due to rain

Heavy rains in Islamabad on Thursday flooded several roads including the Constitutional Avenue.

Express July 29, 2010

Heavy rains in Islamabad on Thursday flooded several roads including the Constitution Avenue right in front of the Parliament House, the PM Secretariat and the Supreme Court.

People are stuck due to the high levels of water accumulated on the road. The same is the case with people in the F and G sectors of the city.

CDA is beyond its capacity in handling the situation. The drainage system that is under the supervision of the CDA has completely collapsed.

CDA and district administration have setup a control room to cope with the situation by trying to divert the water.

State television has predicted heavy rains in Islamabad and Rawalpindi to continue for the next 36 hours.

The water level at Rawal Dam is only seven feet below the threshold while that at Simli Dam is only 14 feet below.

Water has also risen to an alarming level of 22 feet in Nullah Lai that flows through Rawalpindi city. Meanwhile an alert has been issued to evacuate people from areas around the drain.

Inter Services Public Relations said 500 troops have been moved to adjoining areas Nullah Lai. The imminent flood may hit Gawal Mandi, Katarian and Khayaban as well as other areas.

Police, Rescue 1122 and army troops are active to provide relief to the affected. Every monsoon season the stream floods after being fed by its catchment basin in the Margalla Hills bordering Islamabad.


Asif Khan | 11 years ago | Reply I think Allah is giving warning to us. If you look around what is going on and happening. I think it is warning to every Pakistani at all level. I think this all is due to dishonesty, corruption at all level otherwise rain is a gift of Allah. I have seen lot countries they have too much rain but they have not to go through all these problems and killings. They spent 100% money on development not in the pockets. We need to think and change ourselves otherwise ready for more bigger problem or may be we will also be a part that problem.
Umayr Masud | 11 years ago | Reply Most modern cities have sewerage systems to cater for small rivers, unfortunately in beautifying Islamabad, they filled up all the nullah's and closed the natural rain water drainage system. What will happen now is , the water will stop and eventually whatever was built on the Nullah's way will sink.
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