Rs 320m for city fire brigade and sewerage
LAHORE: The Punjab chief minister has approved the revamping of the city’s fire brigade and sewage system and the city district government has allocated Rs 340 million for the project, District Nazim Mian Amer Mahmood told reporters on Monday after a meeting on Lahore’s development.
Mr Mahmood said Rs 140 million have been allocated to purchase the latest fire-fighting equipment including foam, water tanks, vehicles with ladders, fire suits and helmets and to recruit fresh staff.
Mr Mahmood said fire-extinguishers were indispensable for every building and the provision of water reservoirs in new buildings would be ensured. He said foreign instructors would be hired to train new fire fighters.
The district nazim said Rs 200 million have been allocated for sewage and drainage systems. He said a new sewage pipelines 24 to 48 inches in radius would be installed from Mustfabad to Outfall Road.
He said the chief minister has approved the construction of a hospital near Mian Mir Shrine on 24 kanals owned by the Auqaf Department. He said a bus terminus has been built in Sikandria Colony and would be opened in June.
Mr Mahmood said the Ring Road project costing Rs 20 billion was under consideration and the chief minister would announce when it would start. He said ten new tube-wells would be installed in the city to eliminate water scarcity.
He thanked Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi for taking a keen interest in developing Lahore. staff report