Lahore has experienced rains measuring up to 252 millimetres in the last 24 hours. Following these rains, the city’s infrastructure was left in shambles, with many roads flooded and even broken, and exposed electricity wires that claimed the lives of 6 people. Reports say that as many as 150 electricity feeders across the provincial capital tripped during the recent rains.
While the rain provided a soothing relief for some – the severe heat was becoming unbearable during the past month or so – it also exposed the poor administrative efforts on part of the authorities. It didn’t help that a faulty drainage system lead to inconvenience for millions of residents throughout the city.
Here’s a resident of Lahore guiding the viewers through the absolute wreck:
Lahore GPO Chowk as monsoon rain wrecks havoc in Lahore. pic.twitter.com/F2m0mA4xYu
— Rao (@CasualRao) July 3, 2018
The claims of Lahore’s comparison with Paris were brushed aside when the first spell of torrential rains struck Lahore. Many people bashed the outgoing government for not doing much for such situations.
Vast puddles of water accumulated on a number of roads affecting the traffic, especially for those traveling on motorbikes.
Some people compared Lahore to a flood-drenched Venice, instead of Paris.
This was Mall Road, Lahore right during the rains, crater in the middle of the road and all.
The streets are still filled with water, with more rains expected in the coming days.
It is high time the drainage system needs to be upgraded.
Seeking a respite from the unbearable sun of the past few months, some residents waded into the water.
Underpasses in Lahore present a dismal picture.
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