Lahore experienced heavy rainfall that broke a 30-year-old record. Commissioner Lahore Mohammad Ali Randhawa reported that the city received over 290mm of rain within a span of 10 hours on Wednesday. This amount of rainfall was unprecedented and indicated the impact of climate change and a powerful monsoon, according to the official.
Once the rain subsides, MD Wasa Ghafran Ahmed assured that all low-lying areas would be promptly cleared. However, the heavy rain caused severe waterlogging on major roads and streets, making transportation extremely difficult. Some vehicles broke down due to the high water levels. In addition, areas like Shah Jamal and Tajpura experienced water entering houses, and power supply disruptions added to the hardships faced by residents.
While going through the DHA phase 6 main boulevard Lahore, we noticed that KFC’s iconic phase 6 branch was also flooded with the rain waters and the branch was closed till the next day.