2 years needed forcomplete cleaning of sewerage drains: Khurram

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf City President MPA KhurranSherZaman Wednesday said one to two years needed to complete task of cleaning of nullahs in the port city with jointly work of some six departments. Talking to media, the MPA said that cleaning of 35 sewerage drains and 500 small drainage systems is needed to finalize the task. KhurramSherZaman pointed out that the encroachments raised on the sewerage drains are also a challenge that will also be removed during the work. Karachi’s main streets were submerged with water after record heavy rain of two consecutive days, that is August 24 and 25. People were surprised to find most of the streets cleared from water, on Thursday’s morning. The accumulated water was drained out from Shara-e-Faisal, Rashid Minhas Road, NaganChowrangi, North Karachi and Surjani Town areas that resulted in resumption of routine activities in the port city. It may be recalled here that Prime Minister Imran Khan had tasked the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for cleaning of sewerage drains in Karachi in the beginning August 2020. The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) had completed most part of its cleaning work of three main sewerage drains of Karachi in the second week of this August. Cleaning of three main sewerage drains in the city including GujjarNullah, Korangi and Muwachh Goth Nullahs, helped all the concerned departments in de-watering after heavy rain.