Karachi, April 08, 2013 (PPI-OT): KMC Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan said that all resources were being utilized for drainage of rainwater and cleanliness works in the city which were being carried out by heavy machinery, pumps and labour.
He said this while visiting various areas in the city which include New Karachi, Metric Board Office, Site, Nazimabad, Liaquatabad, Gharibabad, Hassan Square, Old Sabzi Mandi, Shaheed-e- Millat Road, Nipa and University Road. He said traffic jam problem due to rain arises therefore heavy machinery was being used for drainage of rainwater so that citizens would not have to face difficulties.
He said following the directives of Administrator Karachi Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi all big nullahs of the city were being cleaned and officers were directed to remain present in their offices. Metropolitan Commissioner said the arrangements through cameras installed in the city were being monitored under command and control system and concerned officers and staff were also being directed to carryout drainage of rainwater, cleanliness works and restoration of traffic flow as soon as possible. Metropolitan Commissioner said that heavy pumps on a large scale were being used for drainage of rainwater in the city.
He said vehicles, machinery, pumps and a good number of labour were deployed in various areas of the city who were carrying out drainage and cleanliness works whereas Municipal Services, Fire Brigade, Parks and other concerned departments were also directed to remain present on duty in case of more rains in the city.
Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan said the drainage works in most areas have been completed and traffic flow improved. Meanwhile Sr. Director Municipal Services Dr. Shaukat Zaman along with staff visited Sharae Faisal and monitored drainage of water in different areas which include FTC, Nursery, Natha Khan Goath, Airport and Malir areas.
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