CDA launches preparations for monsoon


ISLAMABAD: Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal has directed all concerned formations of the authority to make coordinated efforts to ensure all possible precautionary measure during the upcoming monsoon season.Chairman CDA expressed these views while chairing a meeting to review the progress about the arrangements and all possible precautionary measures made by CDA during the upcoming monsoon rains. On the occasion, members of CDA board and officers of the concerned formations of the authority were also present.Chairman CDA directed the Engineering Wing for early completion of repair and maintenance of roads and drainage system to ensure smooth flow of rainwater during the monsoon season. He also directed for necessary repair and maintenance of heavy machinery and vehicle for timely use during the monsoon. He asked the Environment Wing for removal of wild shrubs and trimming of grass, while directing the Sanitation Directorate to take measures for collection of garbage and solid waste lying on the sides of nullahs so that the rainwater could flow smoothly. Maroof Afzal has directed the concerned formation to warn the slum dwellers living near the nullahs and direct them to take protective measures against the floods in case of heavy rains. He asked to lift up the construction waste and soil dumped in different sectors of the city. While asked the Health Services Directorate for spray and fumigation around the nullahs, ravines and other different areas. To cope with any untoward incident or natural calamity, Chairman CDA directed Emergency and Disaster Management Directorate to ensure the availability of vehicles and staff round the clock. Chairman CDA also directed the City Sewerage Division to take measures for clearance of sewerage system and remove the hurdles to ensure smooth flow of rain water. He further directed the Engineering Wing to conduct a detailed survey and cover all the main-holes around the city and take effective measures for draining the rain water from the sloppy areas. He also directed for availability of water pumps for draining out the rain water from the basements of houses and different buildings of the city.

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