Karachi: Administrator Karachi Fazlur Rehman has directed city government and town administration to start the cleaning of sewage and storm water drains from next month so that the work could complete before the arrival of monsoon.
Addressing a meeting of the town administrators he also advised to begin preparations of arrangements for rainy season. District Officer Machinery Pool Khuda Bux Shaikh was made focal person who would collect daily report of drains cleaning from towns.
The meeting was also attended by EDO Municipal Services Masood Alam, EDO E&IP Dr. Saif-ur-Rehman, EDO Works & Services Rasheed Mughal and other officers of city government.
Administrator Karachi said that the government was aware of the shortage of resources in towns. Despite facing short fall of Rs300million, City Government was running its affairs and none of the development project had so far been delayed due to unavailability of funds.
He further said though the limited resources and huge short fall had created a few problems but the public welfare works especially those related to provision of civic facilities to people must be carried on through better management of resources.
The Administrator instructed town administration and Municipal Services Department of City Government Karachi to immediately start the cleaning and de-silting of sewage and storm water drains and complete this work before the coming of rains.
He said that the timely completion of this work would bring better results and save the citizens from any trouble during monsoon. The Administrator directed all municipal organizations to ensure full coordination among them and start the cleaning of all small and big drains without delay.
EDO Municipal Services on this occasion while giving a briefing said that all municipal organizations have their finalized plan for cleaning of sewage and storm water drains and they also knew where they need more cleaning, therefore, he said no new plan was needed in this regard. The town administration will be provided with heavy machinery when and wherever they needed it The meeting also reviewed the drains cleaning plan prepared by town administrations for their area.