June 28, 2007

Topic: DrainageNews - Roaring rain floods twin cities - Daily Times

The worst affected areas included Mohanpura, Arjanagar, Nanikpura, Dhoke Hassu, Millat Colony, Gawalmandi, Naya Mohallah, Jamia Masjid Road, Asghar Mall Scheme, Banni, Ammarpura, Arya Mohallah, Muslim Town, DAV College Road, Trunk Bazaar and Jhanda Cheechi. They said the situation spoke volumes of the inefficiency of the district government, as it had paid no attention to clear the choked sewerage and drainage system before the arrival of monsoon. Chaudhry Umer, a resident of Naya Mohallah, said the district government had not de-silted the nullah passing through their area and that it might result in flash floods during monsoon rains. When contacted, District Solid Waste Management Deputy Executive Officer Dr Mazhar Azeem said that District Coordination Officer Irfan Ellahi had directed the department to clean 11 nullahs, including three main nullahs located at Khayaban-e-Sir Syed, Javed Colony and Babu Lal Hussain Road, and eight drains in the city before June 30. The district government had cleaned three main nullahs and seven drains in the city, said Azeem, adding that the department was now cleaning the nullah in Mohallah Raja Sultan, Street No 11, which would be completed by June 30. The district government has divided the city into four sectors and has set up four emergency centers at Commercial Market, Satellite Town, Millat Colony, Mohanpura and Pirwadhai," said Azeem. read me

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