Zila Council to auction 13 waterways
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.