The Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Rawalpindi has completed 1200 feet long and 28 feet high retaining wall project along Leh Nullah near Pirwadhai Graveyard while cleanliness work of the nullah would be completed by June 30 said Managing Director (MD) WASA Raja Shoukat Mehmood.
According to MD, WASA has devised a plan for preventing flood in Nullah Lai while the cleaning and dredging of the Nullah would be completed by end of June. The dredging of the Nullah was started for smooth flow of rain water in forthcoming Monsoon. Both the projects would be completed at a cost of Rs 160 million, he added. Talking to APP he urged the citizens living in the city’s low-lying areas near nullahs not to throw solid waste in the nullahs to avoid blockages. He said that citizens should contribute to the sanitation department’s efforts regarding cleanliness of the Nullah. Solid waste should only be deposited at specified points, he added.
He said that the public’s role was essential in protecting against flood devastation which result from neglecting the Nullah.—APP