Steps afoot to avoid urban flooding


The Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) has deputed additional sanitary workers to clean and dredge major drains to avoid urban flooding.

According to the RWMC spokesman, the RWMC carried out the cleanliness of nullahs and choked drains during continued rainfall to ensure sanitation in several city areas.

He said additional staff had been assigned duties in three shifts to ensure cleanliness round the clock during rains so that some sanitation-related problems could not become hurdles in the smooth water flow.

He informed RWMC workers removed hundreds of tons of waste in the Rawalpindi city areas while drains blocked during the rain had been opened immediately to have no problem with drainage in the city. He said that complaints received on social media platforms were also being addressed instantly. RWMC has appealed to the citizens not to throw garbage and plastic bags in nullahs and drains, which cause obstruction, adding that RWMC would utilise all its resources to keep the city environment friendly. In case of any complaint, citizens were asked to register their complaints on helpline number 1139, which would be rectified immediately, he added.