WASA all set to check any chal­lenge

Pre-mon­soon rains in Rawalpindi

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - STAFF RE­PORTER

ISLAMABAD—Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Wa­ter and San­i­ta­tion Agency (WASA), Rawalpindi, Raja Shaukat Mehmood Mon­day said that all pos­si­ble mea­sures had been taken to meet with any emer­gency ahead of pre­mon­soon rains in Rawalpindi.

Talk­ing to a me­dia, he said WASA had chalked out a com­pre­hen­sive plan to meet with any sit­u­a­tion as a re­sult of heavy mon­soon rains in the city in com­ing days .

He as­sures full co­op­er­a­tion and as­sis­tance to the cit­i­zens of Rawalpindi in sav­ing their pre­cious lives and ma­te­rial losses in any chal­leng­ing sit­u­a­tion.

He said as a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure hol­i­days had been can­celed of the WASA staff so that they be pre­pared for meet­ing with any emer­gency.

Talk­ing about his plan of ac­tion, he said for our con­ve­nience we had di­vided Rawalpindi into four di­vi­sions ; 1 res­cue teams will be at high alert to meet any emer­gency sit­u­a­tion; 2) de­wa­ter­ing set of ma­chin­ery has been in­creased from 7 to 28 in num­bers; 3) ad­di­tion of new trac­tors is also be­ing sought ; and 4) sew­er­age sys­tem is also be­ing im­proved,

He said the WASA had im­posed a state of emer­gency in Rawalpindi ahead of im­mi­nent dan­ger and an emer­gency helpline had also been in­tro­duced for the con­ve­nience of the cit­i­zens there.

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