Karachi: After record-breaking rains within the metropolis, greater than 22,000 retailers in additional than 60 markets within the space had been flooded as a consequence of stagnant rainwater within the Old City Trading Area. Crores of rupees had been destroyed.
As quickly because the Pirco Markets opened, shopkeepers, with their assist, had been busy pouring rainwater and gutter water from their retailers. The floods not solely destroyed merchants' property value crores of rupees, but in addition disrupted commerce within the Old City space on Monday.
SM Alam, President, Karachi Traders Union Old City Area, whereas speaking to Express, stated that within the Old City Area, the nation's largest wholesale and vintage material of Iqbal Cloth Market and Shah Alam Market's business rainwater retailers and warehouses. Entrances have been destroyed, millionaire merchants have taken to the streets as a consequence of heavy losses, it has been 90 hours for the reason that rains stopped however the involved businesses have failed to empty the water from the Old City space as a consequence of which each and every store within the space And rainwater and gutter water has entered the warehouse.
He stated that merchants had been beforehand affected by the Corona epidemic however now greater than that they’ve been economically devastated by not draining the water after the rains, the rainwater has destroyed the property of hundreds of shopkeepers.