Five days after the record rains in Karachi, the plight of hundreds of residents has not abated as parts of the city are still without water and without electricity.
Disappointed by the lack of action by the relevant departments, DHA and Clifton residents gathered outside the Clifton Cantonment Board (CBC) office to protest the post-rain situation in both areas.
More than 100 protesters demanded that the drainage system in the area be improved and roads rebuilt.
He also demanded an audit of the funds collected in the name of flood relief and asked the board to ensure cleaning work.
Many people on social media expressed their anger over the power outage for more than 90 hours in some areas of Karachi.
Sindh government faces difficulties in DHA drains
Sindh government spokesman Murtaza Wahab said the provincial government had installed its machines at Khayaban-e-Mohafiz and Khayaban-e-Shujaat to extract rainwater from Bukhari Commercial.
“We are facing difficulties with DHA drains but we are doing our best,” he said.
In a separate statement, he said that the Sindh government had installed more rainwater harvesting machines in the DHA.
On the other hand, Federal Minister for Information Shibli Faraz said that “the people of Shar-e-Quaid are going through a test due to rains”.
He said that the sympathies of the entire nation are with him, the federal government and its affiliated agencies are providing all possible support to the provincial government, all resources are being used to deal with the emergency without political discrimination. Are ‘.
Electricity restored in 95% areas of Karachi
After the rains in some areas of Karachi where the drainage process is still going on, the field teams and operational staff of K Electric have been working for the restoration of power outage for 5 days.
According to a press release issued by K Electric, restoration work has been hampered and rainwater in several parts of DHA and Clifton has so far failed to restore power to more than 95% of the city. Has been successful
Drainage efforts are being stepped up with the help of local authorities, he said, adding that two feeders in the DHA area, which have been facing power outages for a long time, have been shut down. Shaheed) and Muslim Commercial Areas.
In addition, 2 out of 3 feeders in Clifton Block 7 and Bath Island have also been started.
K Electric said, “Our teams are continuing their efforts to run 5 feeders in DHA, however, due to flooding inside the substations and residential premises and basements, there are serious problems which have affected the people. Has created a serious security threat.
These feeders supply electricity to Bukhari Commercial Area, Ittehad Commercial Area, Khayaban-e-Shahbaz and parts of 26 Estate.
It should be noted that despite four days of record rains in Karachi, water is still standing in some areas and several areas are without electricity.
Hassan Anees, distribution head of K Electric, told Geo News, a private broadcaster, that apart from Defense and Clifton, there were no standing water problems and no power outages.
While water is still available in Bukhari Commercial, Nishat Commercial and Ittehad Commercial areas and Clifton Cantonment Board and Water Board officials are in touch regarding its drainage, water is being raised due to lack of drainage there and when Electricity cannot be restored until the water runs out.
With the exception of a few parts of Defense Clifton, there are no major problems. If the power poles have fallen, they are being repaired and will be restored today.
It is to be noted that today is the fifth day of record rains in Karachi, however, water is still standing in some areas and several areas are without electricity.
Residents of Defense, Clifton, Surjani, Orangi Town, New Nazimabad and Old Area areas of Karachi have lodged complaints on social media over power outages despite the passage of more than 72 hours.
Earlier, Electric had said in a statement that it was facing challenges regarding the 15 feeders in DHA Phase-8.
He claimed that in view of the damage caused by standing water in some areas, the residents of the area have requested not to restore electricity.
On the other hand, the residents of the area have announced their protest against the management of Cantonment Board Clifton and Defense Housing Authority.