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Karachi Water Sewerage Board completes rain emergency measures

Karachi, June 13, 2013 (PPI-OT): Karachi Water and Sewerage Board has completed rain emergency precautionary measures on the directions of Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board. Chief Engineer Asadullah Khan who would coordinate with Commissioner Karachi, Administrator KMC, All Deputy Commissioners and other utility departments to take necessary steps. KW and SB officers are directed to work on rain emergency under his supervision.

Moreover, Public Complaint Centre at Karsaz Office has been transformed into Rain Emergency Centre. This centre would work 24/7 in three shifts and resolve solutions to the complaints with the help of higher officials. KW and SB has also established rain emergency centres in all zonal offices where staff would be present 24 hours in three shifts.

Later on, Managing Director KW and SB has directed D.M.D Technical Services, Chief Engineers, Superintendent Engineers and other concerned staff to stay alert. He also cancelled holidays of all operational staff due to the rain emergency and directed them to work in 3 shifts. He also directed all Chief Engineers to take alternative measures to fight any situation during the rain. Generators, Machinery and equipment must be in standby to ensure rapid solutions, he added.

He directed all Chief Engineers to stay in coordination with concerned zonal Deputy Commissioner and other utility institutions. He also directed them to ensure coordination with K.M.C Resource Centres to formulate effective policies and coordination. M.D KW and SB also directed to ensure that all manholes are covered properly and damaged covers must be repaired immediately to avoid any accidents during the rain.

He further directed Chief Engineers to ensure backup electricity measure in case of loadshedding, treatment plants must be monitored and sewerage pumping stations must also be ran on generators to ensure that sewerage lines are in proper flow. He directed them to use jetting, roding and sewer cleaning machines with special teams formulated to ensure flawless services to the citizens of Karachi.

M.D KW and SB also appealed from the citizens not to remove manhole covers or damage them during the rain because it only causes sand and other garbage to enter sewerage lines and chokes them damaging the sewerage infrastructure.

Citizens can register their complaints on 99245138-9 24 hours moreover, they can contact focal person Chief Engineer Asadullah Khan on 0321-3789379 as well as Chief Engineer Zafar Palejo on 0321-2571704, Chief Engineer Abdul Rahim Khatti at 0300-9217703, Chief Engineer Zaheer Abbass Zaidi on 0323-3156584, Chief Engineer Ghulam Qadir on 0333-3092418, Chieg Engineer Jamil Akhtar on 0300-3655662, Chieg Enginer M. Arif 0300-29926227, Chief Engineer Faheem Akhtar Zaidi on 0321-3782790, Chieg Engineer Ovais Malik on 0300-9269683.

For more information contact:
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board
Mr. Zahid Mehmood
P.S. Chairman Office
Tel: 99240819
Fax-99245136

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