2750 water tankers ordered for mosques of West district

June 18, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has approved the release of Rs160 million to Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) to provide 2,750 free of cost water tankers in the water-short areas on daily basis during the holy month of Ramzan.

These directives he issued while presiding over a meeting regarding provision of free of cost water tankers in the water starved areas here at CM House.

The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, Chief Secretary Siddique Memon, Principal Secretary to CM Almuddin Bullo, Secretary Finance Sohail Rajput, Secretary Local Government Imran Atta Soomro, MD KWSB Hashim Raza Zaidi and other concerned officers.

Managing Director KWSB briefing the meeting said that the total water requirement of the city was 11 MGD against which 550 MGD was available in the system. The shortfall of 550 would be met when K-4 project would start functioning. “The portion of shortfall would be covered next year when two schemes of 160 MGD would be completed,” he said.

Replying to a question of the MD said that the KWSB was active against illegal hydrants and water theft. On this the chief minister said there were still complaints that illegal water hydrants are operating. He asked to continue campaign against illegal hydrants and illegal water connection during Ramzan.

Sharjeel Inam Memon said that a comprehensive plan has been envisage to provide water tankers to the areas of District West. He said that KWSB has 12,900 employees. On this the chief minister directed the minister and managing director KWSB to restructure water board according to its human resource needs.