The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has cancelled leave of the entire sanitary staff so it can carry out cleanliness work during the Eid holidays.
The decision was taken at a meeting held on Friday under the chair of CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal.
The meeting reviewed arrangements about carrying out cleanliness work in the capital during Eid. It was decided that the sanitation staff will work in day and night shifts to keep the capital’s roads and streets clean.
It was also decided that special sanitation teams will be formed for cleaning mosques’ surrounding areas prior to Eid congregations. The CDA Environment Wing has also been directed to remove wild grass, bushes and shrubs in residential sectors.
The meeting was told that due to the ongoing monsoon rains, sufficient water was available in dams for further supply the capital’s residents. The water supply directorate of the authority has been asked to ensure uninterrupted supply of water to the residents during the Eid holidays.
Around 2,000 sweepers of the sanitation directorate will perform duty during the holidays. The residents can also lodge their sanitation-related complaints on the helpline (1334) or telephone number (051-9213908).
Published in The Express Tribune, July 26th, 2014.
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