Caretaker Minister for Housing directs WASA staff to remain in the field during rain


Caretaker Minister for Housing Barrister Azfar Ali Nasir directed Water And Sanitation Agency (WASA) staff to remain in the field during rain.

In a statement, he directed WASA and district administration to jointly ensure the drainage situation in provincial metropolis. He also directed to utilize all-out resources and machinery in case of any need.

Provincial Disaster Management Authority Punjab has issued alert to all Deputy Commissioners across the province for any emergency situation due to rain in the various areas of the Punjab.

According to Spokesperson of PDMA rain likely till to continue till Wednesday .

He said that round the clock monitoring is being made from PDMA control tool while all District Emergency Operation Centres has become alert.

PDMA also directed Rescue 1122 and other institutions to remain alert and appealed to people not to go near low laying areas.

The PDMA appealed citizen to avoid unnecessary travel and citizens may be called the 1129 helpline for any emergency.

Meanwhile, Managing Director Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Lahore Ghufran Ahmed visited various areas of provincial metropolis including Liberty Chowk, Kalma Chowk Underpass, Captain Mobeen Shahed Underpass and Usman Block Disposal Station and reviewed drainage situation.

On this occasion Director Gulburg  Sohail Qadir Cheema briefed him about the drainage situation in Lahore. 

MD WASA said that all disposal stations are running on their full capacity and standby generators are also being used.He directed to clear main roads.

MD WASA Lahore informed that till yet airport witnessed 167 mm  and Nister received 162 mm rain.

Later, Commissioner Lahore Muhammad Ali Randhava visited various areas of provincial metropolis Lahore today in liberty Chowk and Lahore General Hospital.

On this occasion, Managing Director WASA briefed the Commissioner Lahore about the rain situation in Lahore and drainage of water from areas.

He apprised that mora rain witnessesd 162 mm in the area of airport.

According to LESCO spokesperson, 80 feeders are under tripping out of 1360 feeders in Lahore due to rain.He said that however efforts are being continued to restore supply for valued customers.

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