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Traffic Jams Worsen as EBM Causeway Closes due to Malir River Overflow

KARACHI: In the aftermath of heavy monsoon rains, the Malir River witnessed a massive surge in water levels, causing an overflow that led to the closure of both Korangi and EBM causeways for traffic. Despite police placing barricades to prevent access, two individuals attempted to cross the EBM Causeway on foot from Mehmoodabad to Korangi on Wednesday.

Regrettably, the force of the gushing water swept them away. However, fortunately, both men managed to hold onto a tree and remained safe. Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab stated that the causeways were closed as a precautionary measure, and further decisions would be made after assessing the situation.

The closure of the causeways resulted in traffic jams, leaving people stuck for hours in their vehicles. Traffic police officials are working tirelessly to divert traffic to alternative routes, including Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway via Qayyumabad from Baloch Colony Bridge and Jam Sadiq Bridge from Brookes Chowrangi. However, the overwhelming number of vehicles has caused severe congestion in these alternate routes, making it challenging for people to move around the city.

The situation is being closely monitored, and machinery and staff have been mobilized to handle any potential emergencies. The public is advised to strictly avoid attempting to cross the causeways on foot or motorcycles during this critical period of overflowing water. Authorities are urging citizens to stay informed about road closures and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety while traveling.

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