Administrator Karachi Murtaza Wahab on Sunday directed officers of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) to ensure drainage of rainwater from all underpasses of Karachi along with storm drains on time.
"Construction work of Nazimabad underpass will be completed soon. New drainage lines have been laid in Gharibabad, Liaquatabad and Nazimabad underpasses. The drainage system has been replaced and the imported nets on top of them are made of metal that will not be usable in case of theft," the Administrator said this while inspecting the construction work on the occasion of his visit to Nazimabad underpass.
He was accompanied by Municipal Commissioner Afzal Zaidi and concerned officers of Engineering Department.
Wahab said that the three underpasses located in Corridor One are of utmost importance and the traffic in various areas of Karachi is running 24 hours a day in these underpasses.
He said that new and beautiful tiles have been liad on the walls of Nazimabad underpasses to make it look beautiful while the lights for lighting in the underpasses have also been fixed.
He said that the people have no interest in which area is part of whose responsibility, the people need local government facilities so all the institutions should perform their duties together.
Wahab said that at present there are 14 underpasses in Karachi while 46 flyovers as well as 106 major roads. "During rainy days, we have to work simultaneously. Drainage of rainwater through 41 major drains and 514 small drains must be ensured," he added.
The Administrator hoped that the citizens of Karachi would face less hardships in the monsoon season this year just like last year.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 20th, 2022.
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