WASA development work triggers business woes

Repercussions of sewage system disruption felt beyond Tulsidas Pumping Station

Our Correspondent January 08, 2024


The ongoing development work by the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) to interconnect the 32-inch diameter rising main line from Tulsidas, the general bus stop, commonly known as Badin bus stop, has led to significant issues on the Haali Road.

The drainage system at the Tulsidas Sewerage Pumping Station was adversely affected, resulting in the overflow of dirty water from drains and sewers in the surrounding areas.

The repercussions of the sewage system disruption were felt beyond Tulsidas Pumping Station, with dirty water accumulating in other sections of the road during the afternoon. Similarly, the sewage water gathered on Alamgir Cantt Road, heading from Hyderabad city to Latifabad.

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The accumulation of dirty water on the main highways around the pumping station caused severe traffic disruptions and intermittent traffic jams. Owing to the accumulated water, the business activities suffered, particularly the water under the Sakhi Wahab flyover and beyond the Makki Shah police station.

The dirty water on roads forced many shopkeepers to close their businesses prematurely. Due to the sewage on central highways, citizens faced transportation challenges, leading some motorists to opt for alternative routes.

The media cell of WASA had issued a statement on Wednesday, indicating that the interconnection of the main would take place from January 5 to 7. This initiative aimed to address long-standing sewage issues near key business centres of city.

Despite prior notification of potential drainage disruptions, citizens and shopkeepers expressed surprise at the lack of proactive measures. They argued that alternative drainage systems should have been arranged for the three-day period


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