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Rainfall plunges most parts of Karachi into darkness

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KARACHI: Weather turned pleasant with light rain in different parts of Karachi on Friday, while K-Electric sent most parts of the city into dark ages by electricity feeder tripping, ARY News reported.

The high-tension lines of K-Electric tripped which resulted in the closure of 21 grid stations and 650 feeds after which around sixty percent of the city plunged into darkness.

The electricity supply at the Jinnah International Airport was also disrupted which affected the booking system causing inconvenience to passengers and other travelers. The pumping motors at the water board were also affected which reduced water supply to various parts of the city. There was also no electricity at the office of the Karachi Commissioner.

Electricity could not be restored even after the passage of more than eight hours. This contradicts the claims by K-Electric that electricity had been restored to most parts of the city.

Earlier, the rain produced waves of cold breeze after which citizens came out of their houses to enjoy the weather. 

Traffic flow was reportedly affected in different parts of the metropolis which created  severe traffic jam. The areas where it rained include MA Jinnah Road, Merewether Tower, I.I. Chundrigar Road, Saddar, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Johar, Garden, Airport, Stargate and North Karachi.

Power supply was interrupted in several areas with shower of rain shattering desire of the citizens to enjoy the weather. The meteorological department has forecast thunderstorm rain with isolated heavy rainfall for next two days.

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