Bahria Town to carry desilting work under bridges

July 02, 2020

Rawalpindi : Water and Sanitation Agency has started work to complete dredging/desilting of Lai Nullah with the cooperation of Bahria Town. Earlier WASA has completed the work of desilting under...

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Rawalpindi : Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) has started work to complete dredging/desilting of Lai Nullah with the cooperation of Bahria Town. Earlier WASA has completed the work of desilting under the bridges, upstream and downstream of bridges from Katarian to Gawalmandi bridge of Lai Nullah with grant of government of Punjab.

WASA Managing Director Raja Shaukat Mahmood told that a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Commissioner Rawalpindi Division with Bahria Town, DHA and WASA officials.

During the meeting, Commissioner Rawalpindi said that on the directions of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Bahira Town has volunteered their services for the said work. Bahria Town with the help of latest heavy machinery including 32 dumper trucks, 8 excavators and 2 graders will help WASA to complete the dredging/desilting of Lai Nullah. He added that Bahria Town, Lahore is also sending 8 long boom draglines machines for this purpose. Narrow and congested areas will be cleared with this machinery. Commissioner Rawalpindi thanked Bahria Town for this noble initiative and said this will be the gift for Rawalpindi citizens.

The managing director added that WASA has already completed monsoon plan 2020 and all necessary arrangements are being made to cope with any emergency situation during monsoon. He also said that WASA has completed dredging/desilting of Lai Nullah at vulnerable points but with cooperation of Bahria Town complete dredging will be carried out before monsoon. This will help the flow of water in Lai Nullah and also avoid flood situation in the city and low-lying areas including Aria Mohallah, Nadeem Colony Dhoke Elahi Bakhsh and adjoin areas.



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