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Karachi

APP
January 3, 2014

72-inch water line bursts

Karachi

APP
Fri, Jan 03, 2014
Karachi
The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board’s (KWSB) 72-inch line to supply water to Karachi from Dhabeji pumping station which burst on Wednesday night will be repaired and made functional within the next 24 hours. This main line had burst because of low temperature mainly due to contraction of iron components of the line for the same reason. However, the water was being normally supplied to the city through other nine small pipe lines.
This was informed to the Managing Director KWSB Quteb-ud-Din Sheikh during his visit to the Dhabeji pumping station at the National Highway between Karachi and Thatta on Thursday.
Deputy MD-KWSB (Technical Services) Imran Asif and its Chief Engineer Iftikhar Ahmed Khan also accompanied him, said a KWSB press release.
On the occasion the managing director KWSB directed the officers of KWSB to carry out a thorough checking of all the main water supply lines which should be complemented with their proper monitoring.
Wherever the repair is needed it should be done on top priority basis, he further asked. The MD-KWSB said that he had already issued directives for taking extra care of and making effective all the KWSB installations including water supply and sewerage system during the winter.
That he continued all the required steps being taken to ensure equitable distribution of water in each area of Karachi and there should be no shortage of water in the coming summer season.
The KWSB staff has started a detailed checking and repairing the leakages of the water supply and sewerage lines in the city.