All departments alerted ahead of expected excessive rains

Karachi—Administrator Karachi Laeeq Ahmed has said concerned departments of KMC have been made alert ahead of forecast for excessive rains expected during the coming monsoon season in the city. The cleaning of five major city water drain storms has also started immediately.
Chairing a high level meeting to review the monsoon preparations the Administrator warned officials that citizens may face acute trouble if timely measures were not taken for monsoon, said a statement on Friday.
He urged the officers to complete their preparation plans for rainy season without delay and ensure full and comprehensive coordination among the departments. The Administrator said that about 350 city buildings had been declared as dangerous and therefore such a strategy has to be devised to enable the fire brigade, rescue unit, building engineers and city wardens to get to the place of incident and carry out rescue works immediately soon after receiving any emergency call.
He said all required machinery and staff would be made available at Liaquatabad no.10 for immediate drainage of rain water from Liaquatabad, Nazimabad and Gharibabad underpasses.—APP

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