All de­part­ments alerted ahead of ex­pected ex­ces­sive rains

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY -

KARACHI—Ad­min­is­tra­tor Karachi Laeeq Ahmed has said con­cerned de­part­ments of KMC have been made alert ahead of fore­cast for ex­ces­sive rains ex­pected dur­ing the com­ing mon­soon sea­son in the city. The clean­ing of five ma­jor city water drain storms has also started im­me­di­ately.

Chair­ing a high level meet­ing to re­view the mon­soon prepa­ra­tions the Ad­min­is­tra­tor warned of­fi­cials that cit­i­zens may face acute trou­ble if timely mea­sures were not taken for mon­soon, said a state­ment on Fri­day.

He urged the of­fi­cers to com­plete their prepa­ra­tion plans for rainy sea­son with­out de­lay and en­sure full and com­pre­hen­sive co­or­di­na­tion among the de­part­ments. The Ad­min­is­tra­tor said that about 350 city build­ings had been de­clared as dan­ger­ous and there­fore such a strat­egy has to be de­vised to en­able the fire bri­gade, res­cue unit, build­ing en­gi­neers and city war­dens to get to the place of in­ci­dent and carry out res­cue works im­me­di­ately soon af­ter re­ceiv­ing any emer­gency call.

He said all re­quired ma­chin­ery and staff would be made avail­able at Li­aquatabad no.10 for im­me­di­ate drainage of rain water from Li­aquatabad, Naz­imabad and Gharib­abad un­der­passes.—APP

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