‘Precautions taken for expected rainfalls’


Ppi June 08, 2010

KARACHI: City District Government Karachi (CDGK) disaster management cell is ready to deal will any post-rainfall emergency, administrator Fazlur Rahman said on Tuesday, adding that precautionary measures have been taken to resolve any complaints filed at the cell while the control room at the Civic Centre will monitor the situation across the city during rainfalls.

Rahman also appreciated the efforts of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) in compiling a comprehensive scientific report on “Disaster Management: Rains in Karachi, Impact on Civic Services, Some Problems & Solutions”.

The report encompasses almost all the issues related to rains in Karachi and focuses on the adverse effects of rainfall on the city’s infrastructure.

Rahman commended SSUET’s efforts in a letter to SSUET chancellor Z A Nizami, who replied that, “The university prepares public service reports on regular basis from its own means and sources to support local authorities.”

Meanwhile, rain water is being pumped out of all underpasses in Shah Faisal Town, the area’s administrator, Kamal Mustafa said during an inspection tour of the area with MPA Nishat Mohammed Zia Qadri on Tuesday.

“Sanitation work is being carried out on an emergency basis at Kala Chapra, Asifabad, Madam Apartments, UC-7  and railway underpasses in Siddiqi Goth,” said Mustafa, who added that the town’s underpasses should be operational by the end of the day and the roads should be repaired soon.

Published in the Express Tribune, June 9th, 2010.

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