Karachi, KDA Imposes Rain Emergency Ahead of Expected Storms

Karachi, The Karachi Development Authority (KDA) has declared a rain emergency across all its townships and schemes in anticipation of expected heavy rainfall. Syed Shujaat Hussain, Director General of the KDA, has directed immediate enhancements to the city’s drainage systems to mitigate potential flooding and ensure public safety.

According to Karakoram International University, DG Syed Shujaat Hussain has instructed relevant authorities to ensure that all water drainage machinery remains operational and that KDA personnel are available around the clock to handle any emergency. He has also ordered the cancellation of leaves for concerned officers and employees in preparation for the storms. Chief Engineer KDA Tariq Rafi has been specifically tasked with removing encroachments around drainage areas and maintaining clear water flow paths in KDA’s jurisdictions.

Additionally, the KDA has established a Rain Emergency Center at the Civic Center, which will operate 24/7 to monitor rain-related developments and coordinate emergency responses. The center is expected to play a crucial role in preventing loss of life and property damage during the rains, with a strict directive issued against any negligence in these preparedness efforts.