City to get Rs1.1bn water pipeline soon

May 6, 2013 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Managing Director Karachi Water & Sewerage Board KWSB Misbahuddin Farid visited the 23 kilometres long 36 inch diameter supply line. The line would cost Rs 1.1 billion. MD KWSB directed that the work must be completed by 30th May to ensure swift provision of water to the citizens.

Deputy Managing Director T&S Iftikhar Ahmed Khan, Chief Engineer WTM, Chief Engineer, Imran Asif, Chief Engineer Landhi and other concerned officers were also present with him on this occasion.

He said that this project is vital to ensure swift provision of water to the tail end consumers in Malir, Saudabad and adjoining areas therefore completion of work by 30th May must be ensured. With the completion of this project residents of Landhi and Korangi would also benefit especially the tail end consumers.

Chief Engineer Saleem Siddiqui is looking over the project to be completed with the cost of 1.1 billion rupees. After completion this project would increase water supply capacity to Malir, Malir Halt, Khokhrapar, Moeenabad, Memon Goth and adjoining areas.

Earlier, reports were received that Armed Goons stopped KWSB employees and contractor from working within the Maro Goth. MD KWSB has informed relevant officials and SSP Rao Anwar on the phone. He demanded protection to KWSB staff, contractors and labour working in that area so that the pipeline could be laid on time. If the pipeline is not laid soon, Malir and adjoining areas would face severe water shortage. This may lead to law and order situation as well.