Commissioner Karachi Syed Hassan Naqvi presided over a meeting regarding rain emergency.

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Commissioner Karachi Syed Hassan Naqvi presided over a meeting regarding rain emergency. The meeting reviewed the progress of cleaning storm water drains and other preparations for expected  monsoon rains Deputy Commissioners, KMC, PDMA, Water Corporation, Cantonment Boards and other civic agencies briefed the Commissioner about the step they are taking for implementation of decisions taken in the the previous rain emergency meeting.

Deputy Commissioners briefed the meeting about the arrangements being made for the desiltng of storm water drains by KMC and deployment  of de watering pumps and staff required.

Senior Director municipal services KMC Zulfiqar ali abro told the meeting that work of cleaning were being carried out on 30 drains. He  presented a list of drains where work had begun. The Commissioner stressed the need to speed up the cleaning of storm drains and asked Deputy Commissioners to coordinate with utility departments for facilitation to the kmc for the cleaning work of nullahs.

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The meeting decided that KMC would submit a weekly progress report on the cleaning of storm drains.. The meeting also discussed the need for a comprehensive plan to dewatering  rainwater from low-lying areas, underpasses, and roads.

KMC and other stakeholders would ensure the availability of dewatering pumps and machinery. The meeting was attended among others by Additional Commissioner-I Syed Ghulam Mehdi Shah DG KDA shujaat hussain all Dcs Assistant Commissioner HQ Commissioner office Rabiya Syed senior officers of kmc water corporation Solid Waste management board and Cantonment Boards.