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Streets lie inundated after heavy monsoon rains hit Lahore

Streets lie inundated after heavy monsoon rains hit Lahore
August 20, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – Heavy monsoon rainfall lashed the provincial metropolis and adjoining areas on Thursday, inundated several low-lying areas of the Lahore. According to the reports, Lahore experienced incessant rain, causing massive urban flooding and damage to houses. The streets were inundated, making travel cumbersome. The incessant rain lasted for several hours, causing water to accumulate in several areas of the provincial capital. Routine life came to a grinding halt and traffic was severely affected, while power supply was disrupted to various parts of the city. Due to the ineffectiveness of the aging sewerage network, especially in low-lying areas, rainwater entered shops and houses, thus ruining valuables. Due to the rain, roads, highways and underpasses turned into ponds. The only water is looking around everywhere on Davis Road, Garhi Shahu, Gulberg, Jail Road, Mughalpura, Anarkali. The people are facing difficulties to reach their offices. The rain was recorded 10 mm during the 12 hour-period in the provincial capital. WASA teams are busy to drain the water. On the other hand, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar said directed all officers to remain in field to and implement plan devised by authorities to drain out water and warned that no carelessness will be tolerated.