Karachi Metropolitan Corporation completes 70 per cent drains cleaning work

Karachi, July 22, 2012 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed said 60 to 70 percent of work of cleaning of storm water drains in the city was completed. These include 13 major and over 300 small and big arteries in the city and the process was continuing. He said this on Sunday during the visit of PECHS drain, Zeri House drain, Urdu Bazar drain and the under construction Shahra-e-Quaideen drain.

Senior Director Municipal Services Dr. Shoukat Zaman, D.G Works and Services, Director Machine Pool Nauman Arshad, Chief Engineers of concerned departments and other officers accompanied him on this visit.

Administrator Karachi said the municipal staff had troubles in cleaning of some drains due to the existence of encroachments including residential houses, government and private offices, markets, flats and shopping centers at these drains which had made it quite hard to induct machinery or manpower for cleaning of drains.

He said the city was expected to receive 20 to 25 percent more rains this year and the subsequent years due to the global warming and environmental changes. The inhabitants of Katchi Abadies drop all of their garbage and waste into these drains that had caused the raising of their level.

Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed stressed the need of adopting a comprehensive and effective strategy to deal with these encroachments in the city.

He said the cleaning of Urdu Bazar Drain has been done first time in 40 years which had saved the shopkeepers of this market from heavy losses during the monsoon season.

Administrator Karachi also went to the Central Rain Emergency Camp setup beneath the FTC Flyover where the Senior Director Municipal Services briefed him about the setting up of rain emergency centers at different locations in the city.

He further informed that city wide extensive fumigation campaign was also planned after rains in the city.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406
Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk