Karachi commissioner directs to repair all damage roads on urgent basis

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Dr Sohail Rajput has ordered authorities concerned to immediately initiate works for repairing of roads that were damaged during recent torrential rains.

Chairing a meeting today, Dr Sohail Rajput said that the Works and Services Department Sindh, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, and Sindh Infrastructure Development immediately take steps to initiate work on repairing the city’s roads.

Rajput further said, “It is an emergency situation and all concerned authorities need to work on an urgent basis.”

It was decided in the meeting that urgent projects will be completed in three days and the deputy commissioners would monitor the projects.

It was also decided that the commissioner will be apprised every day on progress made on the projects.

Meanwhile, the commissioner was briefed that at least 194 sewerage lines were affected during the heavy rains.

“The traffic has been allowed on the routes [where] the lines have been repaired,” the commissioner was informed. The flow of traffic has been affected in 26 areas due to potholes, the meeting was informed.

The torrential rains had lashed the city and inflicted severe damage to the metropolis’ infrastructure and took the lives of nearly 50 people.

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