Karachi Metropolitan Corporation to remain prepared during rains
Karachi, August 13 2013 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Saqib Soomro has directed Municipal Services and other relevant departments to put all machinery and vehicles in fine condition and be on high alert during monsoon season so that in case of emergency rain emergency staff could be sent immediately and citizens could be provided with help and relief on time.
He issued these directives during a meeting held on tackling new series of rains in the city on Tuesday. On this occasion Sr. Director Municipal Services Masood Alam and other officers were present. Administrator Karachi directed Health Department to ensure availability of doctors and paramedical staff along with necessary medicines in KMC hospitals and medical clinics so that affected people could be provided with prompt medical aid in case of emergency. He also directed Parks and Horticulture that trees fallen during rains should be removed immediately to ensure better traffic flow on roads.
Administrator Karachi directed Municipal Services Department to pay attention to especially lower areas and ensure prompt drainage of rainwater from those locations where rainwater accumulated during previous rains.
He said that Department of Municipal Services with the collaboration of concerned District Municipal Administration should prepare a comprehensive strategy to tackle rains and make arrangements to provide citizens with more facilities so that they could enjoy rains instead of being affected. Administrator Karachi directed to take all possible measures to ensure better water flow in storm drains and all choking points should be removed.
He also directed Department of Local Taxes to ensure fine condition of bill boards and hoardings installed at the corners of roads and concerned advertisers and companies should be directed to take off their dilapidated hoardings or mend them so that in case of heavy rains possibility of loss could not remain. Administrator Karachi directed to run fumigation campaign right after the rains and expedite spray works to curb viral diseases and provide citizens with germ free environment.
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Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406