Karachi, May 17, 2015 (PPI-OT): Sindh Minister for Information and local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon has announced that 1000 free water tankers services will start from Monday in city and this free service will be for affected areas where the acute water shortage reported.
He announced this on Sunday while talking to the media after the high level meeting with the management of Karachi Water Sewerage Board and city administration held to review the water crisis in city. Sharjeel Memon said that these tankers services would be free of cost and government would increase the tankers from 1000 to 3000 in holy Ramzan to overcome the crisis.
He said the shortage of water is the main cause of the crisis but the government taken steps to overcome this crisis with management of distribution and other steps as well. He said the holidays of the KWSB employees have been cancelled while meters have been installed on main 16 waterlines and 24 would be installed very soon to control the leakages and theft.
The Minister said that a committee comprising deputy commissioners, chief engineers and Executive Engineers have been formed to monitoring the free tankers supply service. He said the connections of 62 water parks have been disconnected while the theft of water for industries is being checked and would be disconnected if found theft of water.
Sharjeel said that the management of water board has taken short-term and long-term decisions for the water management and to overcome the crisis and the increase the water supply in city. He said 162 MGD increased for the city immediately. The minister said the city needed 1000 MGD while the water is available 550MGD and government trying to proper distribution of water with good management.
He said the progress of K4 project is slow because of delay tactics in the previous regimes but the present government taken steps for speedup in the progress and the government will provide 13500 acres land for this project.
To a question the minster said most of the areas of Surjani, New Karachi, Metrowell, Orangi, Site and Kemari are affected of shortage of water and government would overcome this crisis with free water tankers service for which the government would bear the expenses of these services.
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