Karachi, July 16, 2012 (PPI-OT): KMC has setup Central Rain Emergency Field Camp with heavy machinery under FTC flyover before the start of monsoon season. Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan said this while visiting the field camp.
He said that Emergency Rescue Unit was also available along with emergency camp which would provide every possible assistance to citizens in any emergency situation. Second Center has been setup in Shaheen Complex whereas other Response Centers would be used as Rain Emergency Centers in the city and all governmental departments with their telephone numbers which provide facilities to the citizens, would be in contact with these Rain Emergency Centers including KW and SB, SSGC, KESC, Cantonment Board and District Municipal Corporations.
Rain Emergency Centers were being setup on Tower, KDA Chowrangi, Shaheen Complex and Nagan Chowrangi. KMC has arranged different types of 44 pumps for drainage and 8 new pumps were also purchased. He also said that staff of Municipal Services Department will perform their duties in 3 shifts.
Metropolitan Commissioner said that KMC has completed the campaign regarding cleanliness of drains and expressed hope that the rain water would flow down these drains after de-silting of drains. He further said that the staff of District Municipal Corporations would also provide all possible help in de-watering after rains at those locations where rain water accumulates.
The contact numbers of Central Rain Emergency Center is 99238806. The Senior Director Municipal Services Dr. Shaukat Zaman informed Metropolitan Commissioner about the deputation of city wardens and malaria control staff at this field camp. He also told him that the staff of rescue unit would also perform the duty during rain emergency in the city.
For more information, contact:
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406