Provincial Ministers Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Sharjeel Inam Memon and Saeed Ghani have started a surprise visit to the ongoing drain cleanliness works in the city aheed of 1st heavy monsoon spell predicted by metrological department.
The Provincial Ministers on Saturday visited nullahs under the control of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and District Municipal Corporations (DMC’S) near Garden Headquarters, II Chandrigar Road, McLeod Road, New Chali, Queens Road and other areas and issued necessary instructions for ensuring draining of rain water.
The provincial ministers said that all the concerned departments including district administration, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, District metropolitan corporation, Sindh solid Waste Management Board, Karachi Development Authority and others have been placed on high alert before the rains and instructions have been issued to install water draining machines and electricity alternate arrangements in all the low lying areas and to utilize all resources for drainage of rain water after coming spell.
On the occasion, Sindh Minister for Information Sharjeel Inam Memon added that keeping in view of Metrological department advisory regarding heavy monsoon spell, they were inspecting the ongoing cleanliness of KMC and DMC’S nullahs.
He said that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had issued strict directives to all concerned line departments to mobilize all resources to cope with any unwanted situation after the rains.He said that arrangements were being made keeping in view of the monsoon season and upcoming Eid-ul-Adha and with the grace of Almighty Allah, situation would remain under control. “We are making efforts to ensure that the citizens do not face any problems during the monsoon rains,” he added.
Provincial Minister for Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that on the directives of Sindh Chief Minister cleaning of all small and large nullahs of the city had been started way before the start of monsoon season.
He pointed out that few choking points have been identified in some places where immediate work had been started so as to ensure smooth flow of rain water.
Sindh Labor Minister Saeed Ghani said that this time we are focusing to ensure immediate drainage of rain water wherever it accumulates.
The provincial ministers also reviewed the ongoing work on II Chandrigar Road nullah where traditionaly rain water had remained stagnant during the rain season and directed Sindh Solid Waste Management to ensure that problem should not occur in current season.