Sunday, 08 July 2012 16:05:09
No flood danger during monsoon in Rawalpindi: WASA
RAWALPINDI, July 8 (APP): Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) claimed to have cleared silt and solid waste from Nullah Lai and due to arrangements made by the authority there is no danger of flood particularly in Nullah Lai during the monsoon season.
Talking to APP, Deputy Managing Director WASA Akram Soban said Nullah Lai mainly in low lying areas have been cleared of silt and solid waste.
He said the nullah has been further widened and deepened to save the city from the flood devastations.
Gawalmandi area was especially focused during the cleanliness drive as due to heavily populated locality, a large amount of garbage and filth is thrown in the nullah which creates obstacle in the smooth flow of flood water, he said adding, the section of the nullah has been cleared.
City Sadar Road, Dhoke Charg Deen, Pirwadhi, New Katrian and Dhoke Naju were also critical sections of Nullah Lai which were cleared of silt and solid waste, he informed.
The filth and all type of garbage were removed to make sure the smooth flood water flow particularly during heavy rains in upcoming monsoon season.
He urged the people to come forward and play their role in protecting especially low lying areas of the city from flood devastations, adding, solid waste, garbage, shopping bags should not be thrown in Nullahs particularly in Nullah Lai as they create blockage in the way of flood water. Resultantly the flood water plays havoc with the properties and lives of the people, he added.
Replying to a question he said a huge amount is required to eliminate the flood danger completely from the city but, WASA is making all out efforts with limited resources to save the citizens from the looming flood threat.
Meanwhile, the City District Government has made other arrangements with setting up of special control rooms and flood relief camps to provide relief to the people in case heavy monsoon rains are recorded.
On the other hand, the residents of low lying areas particularly Waris Khan, Glass Factory, Mokh Singh State, Dhoke Khaba, Umer Road, Nadeem Colony, Dhoke Elahi Bukush, Arya Mohallah, Javed Colony demanded more focused approach with visible steps so that the danger of flood could be minimized.