Heavy rain lashes Lahore, other cities in Punjab

Heavy rain lashes Lahore, other cities in Punjab

Lahore (Web Desk): Heavy monsoon rain brought life to a standstill in Lahore on Saturday by causing urban flooding, massive traffic jams and electricity outages.

The heavy rain submerged roads and streets in low lying areas of the provincial capital.

Light-to-heavy rain continued in different areas including Abbot Road, Davis Road, Lakshmi Chowk, Mall Raod, Shimla Pahari, Data Darbar, Gulshan Ravi, Johar Town, Gulberg, Samanabad, Baghbanpura, Garhi Shahu Burki, Nicholson Road, Qartaba Chowk, Sharey Fatima Jinnah, Waris Road, Main Boulevard Allama Iqbal Town, portions of Johar Town, Gulberg, Garden Town, Revaz Garden, Misri Shah, Samanabad, Lytton Road, Islampura, Kalima Chowk, Hanjarwal, Akbari Mandi and portions.

Urban flooding added to the woes and miseries of motorists and pedestrians.

Frequent traffic jams were witnessed throughout the city. Vehicles and two-wheelers were also seen broken down on city roads presenting pictures of lakes and ponds.

The highest rainfall of 173 millimeters was recorded I Gulshan-e-Ravi, with eight areas of Lahore, including Lakshmi Chowk, Nisthar Town and Qurtaba Chowk, receiving above 100mm rain so far.

It was recorded 88mm at Jail Road, 84mm at airport, 87mm in Gulberg, 95mm at Upper Mall while Pani Wala Talab recorded 141mm rainfall.

The worst The rains, however, made weather pleasant by causing considerable decrease in the mercury level.

Rain was also reported in Bhakkar, Kasur, Nankana Sahib, Okara, and adjacent areas where it has turned the weather pleasant and brought the mercury considerably down in these areas.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast more rains with occasional heavy falls for most parts of Pakistan including Lahore till July 26.

Significant monsoon rains also caused the tripping of dozens of LESCO feeders, depriving citizens in several localities of the facility of electricity.

Prolonged power outages also caused shortage of water in various city areas.