Authorities directed to finalise monsoon arrangements

Monday, Jun 24, 2024

Rawalpindi:Commissioner Rawalpindi Division, Engineer Aamir Khattak here on Sunday directed the authorities concerned to finalise all the arrangements for monsoon.

Chairing a meeting held here the Commissioner said that 30 per cent more rainfall is predicted this year in Monsoon. The Commissioner directed the authorities to complete the dredging and de-silting project of Nullahs particularly Nullah Leh as soon as possible. Section-144 should be fully implemented to prevent the dumping of garbage and solid waste in nullahs, he said adding that the damages in natural calamities could be reduced by early measures.

Solid steps should be taken regarding pre-monsoon rains, he ordered. All the arrangements should be finalised as soon as possible to prevent possible flooding, Engineer Aamir Khattak said. He further directed that the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) Rawalpindi should timely clean 11 main nullahs of Rawalpindi which fall into Nullah Leh.

The Commissioner instructed Rawalpindi Waste Management Company to clean the drains to improve the sewerage system across the city. The sewage system should be activated before the start of monsoon rains, he said adding, proper water drainage system should be maintained. There should be no complaints of blocked drains anywhere in the city, he directed and said that the Municipal Corporation should keep the banks of the drains free from encroachment.