First rainfall of monsoon in Karachi on Monday has disturbed the normal life in the city with power outages in several areas and knee-deep water at scores of roads.

According to reports, flooding in Orangi Nullah water spilled out of the drain and entered in nearby houses. Dozens of houses in Pak Colony, Jumman Colony and Johar Colony affected with the water spill from drains.

Liaquabad Underpass was filled with the rainwater and closed for the traffic due to faulty drainage system of the underpass. The rainfall also exposed the claims of the officials of civic agencies and the city administration about their preparations to meet the rain emergency.

The city officials awakened from their long sleep after the first heavy rainfall of the season in the metropolis. Chairman District Council Karachi Salman Murad visited several localities to monitor the post-rain situation.

A drive of the cleanliness of the drains started in the metropolis after rain disrupted daily life in the mega-city.

Several areas of Karachi witnessed long hours of power outages due to rainfall. Karachi Airport, Civil Aviation Authority headquarters and PIA head office suffered blackout disrupting normal work.

According to Director MET, the monsoon wet spell will likely to end on Wednesday and there are not much chances of rains in the first week of August. NNI