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Korangi causeway once again closed for traffic after floodwater from Malir River


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

16th Sep, 2020. 10:32 am
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Korangi Causeway closed

Korangi Causeway was once again closed for public after flooding in the Malir River on Tuesday night.

According to the police, the local authorities have blocked the Korangi Causeway for all kind of traffic as the road was submerged under knee-deep water.

Roads going to Korangi from Mehmoodabad and Qayyumabad have been closed for the traffic.

The police said that traffic is being diverted to Jam Sadiq bridge, Brookes and Bilal Chowrangi.

The local authorities informed that the water level at the Malir Stream rose due the rain on Monday.

It is to be mentioned here that the flooding was caused in recent monsoon rainfall in Malir River and rising level of the water swept away the filter wall of the Malir spillway.

The Traffic Police had earlier closed Korangi Causeway for traffic due to the rising water level in Malir River.

Several bikes were also recovered from Causeway road after the water level decreased at the area after heavy downpour in the area.

Yesterday, Rain-thundershowers were expected in Karachi and other areas of Sindh.

The city received a hot weather on Tuesday morning as temperature reached 37 degrees Celsius.

On the other hand, hot and dry weather prevailed over most parts of the country on Tuesday.

Rain-thunderstorm was expected at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, lower Sindh, South Punjab and Gilgit Baltistan.

According to the met office, a shallow westerly wave prevailed over north western parts of the country.

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