Zila Coun­cil to auc­tion 13 wa­ter­ways

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

MUZAF­FAR­GARH—Dis­trict Coun­cil Muzaf­far­garh will auc­tion 13 wa­ter­ways of river Chenab and In­dus to boat-men to en­able them op­er­ate boat ser­vices on Thurs­day for 2016-17.

The dis­trict is lo­cated between two rivers, Chenab and In­dus, and the li­cences of wa­ter­ways are pro­vided to boat-men to au­tho­rize them transport peo­ple from one river bank to the other af­ter charg­ing fare.

Dur­ing floods, ac­cess by roads usu­ally be­comes almost im­pos­si­ble at some places in river­ine areas and boat-men then be­come an al­ter­nate op­tion of travel for vil­lagers to move from one place to the other.

Wa­ter­ways to be auc­tioned in­cluded Pat­tan Ga­toi, Pat­tan Aray­wala, Pat­tan Choohay Wala, Pat­tan Ham­mad Pur, Pat­tan Ra­jay Pur, Pat­tan Gafga, Pat­tan Az­mat­pur, Pat­tan Jhuggi Wala, Pat­tan Kun­drala, Pat­tan Khangarh Doima, Pat­tan Gab­bar Arain, Pat­tan Bait Bagh Shah and Pat­tan Bait Esa.

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