MD KWSB directs arrangements for expected rain

June 7, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Managing Director Karachi Water & Sewerage Board Hashim Raza Zaidi on Monday directed all the chief engineers, chief engineers sewerage and the officers responsible for water drainage to make special arrangements for draining water of expected rain and ensure presence at their offices.

He said all the officers including deputy managing director (DMD) technical services should visit their relevant areas. All the installments like bulk water line, water draining lines and sewerage pumping stations should be made active so that the system of providing and draining water could be made active without interruption.

On the instruction of chairman KWSB, MD KWSB directed DMD technical services and all the chief engineers including chief engineer mechanical & sewerage that leaves of operational staff and officers would be cancelled to counter emergency situation in case it rained.

“All the chief engineers should make the system of reporting and helpline effective. They should plan and set the priorities for low-lying and coastal areas. The engineers should fully coordinate with governor house, chief minister house, commissioner Karachi, KMC and relevant deputy commissioners,” he said.

Zaidi said in light of previous year’s situation, special steps should be taken in near-coastal areas such as Kemari Town, Saddar Town, Korangi, Landhi and Bin Qasim.