No danger of flood in Nullah Lai: WASA

RAWALPINDI: The Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) has claimed that due to the arrangements made by the authority this year, there is no danger of flood, particularly in Nullah Lai.While talking to the media personnel, WASA Deputy Managing Director Akram Soban said that Nullah Lai, mainly in the low-lying areas was cleared of silt and solid waste. He said that the nullah was further widened and deepened to save the city from the flood devastations. The Gawalmandi area was especially focused during the cleanliness drive as due to the heavily populated locality, a large amount of garbage and filth is thrown in the nullah, which creates obstacles in the smooth flow of floodwater, he said, adding that section of the nullah was cleared. The flood season in Nullah Lai starts from June 15 and remains till Aug 31.The City Sadar Road, Dhoke Charg Deen, Pir Wadhi, New Katrian, and Dhoke Naju were also critical sections of Nullah Lai, which were cleared of silt and solid waste, he informed. He urged the people to come forward and play their role in protecting the low-lying areas of the city from flood devastations, adding that solid waste, garbage, and shopping bags should not be thrown in nullahs, particularly in Nullah Lai as they create blockage in the way of the floodwater. Resultantly, the floodwater plays havoc with the properties and lives of the people, he added. 

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