Administrator reviews steps taken to avert monsoon hazards

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Administrator Karachi Laiq Ahmed on Wednesday while reviewing the measures being taken by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation in view of monsoon season, said that drainage pumps and other machinery and vehicles have been arranged, besides, purchasing 20 new pumps for de-watering.

The Administrator was addressing the meeting to review arrangements for monsoon at City Warden Headquarters Gulshan-e-Iqbal here, said a spokesperson of the KMC.

Senior Director Coordination Khalid Khan, Director General Works Shabih Ul Hasnain Zaidi, Chief Engineer Electrical and Mechanical Abbas Shah, and other officers were also present on the occasion.

Laiq Ahmed said that existing 11 de-watering pumps, tractors, dumpers and master trucks have also been repaired and so that as soon as it starts raining, these pumps will be delivered to the places in the city where drainage is required.

“It is hoped that the citizens will see a better situation during the rainy season this time as compared to previous years,” he added.

The Administrator said that 12 heavy pumps will be installed at places where there is a possibility of accumulation of rain water while 10 new pumps will be placed there to draw water from underpasses and also in case of complaints from citizens.

He said that based on last year’s experience, preparations have been made for the monsoon season and efforts are being made to provide better facilities to the citizens.

He said that this time all the work is being done under the leadership of the engineering department for the management of rains and arrangements have been made in consultation with the experienced engineers of the concerned department.

 

“This requires a large number of vehicles, so this year, keeping this aspect in mind, master trucks have been developed through which these pumps can be transported anywhere,” he said.

 

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