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June 11, 2021

‘Storm water drains cleared of 2mmcf silt in fortnight’

 
June 11, 2021

Around two million cubic feet (mmcf) of silt has been taken out of different storm water drains in Karachi in the past two weeks, and 0.2 mmcf of silt has been transferred from the drains to landfill sites through 2,773 dumpers.

According to a statement issued by the Sindh Local Government Department, 1,998,625 cubic feet of silt has been taken out of different drains and shifted to landfill sites in 14 days. LG Secretary Syed Najam Ahmad Shah said that according to the data provided until June 8, a huge amount of filth has been cleared under the drain cleaning campaign of the provincial government.

He said that more than 500 dumpers have shifted the silt from the storm water drains to the Gond Pass landfill site, and 1,273 dumpers have shifted the silt to the Jam Chakro landfill site. He added that 477,248 cubic feet has been transferred from District West in 576 dumpers, 599,450 cubic feet from District Central in 778 dumpers, 95,000 cubic feet from District Malir in 160 dumpers, 124,539 cubic feet from District Korangi in 144 dumpers and 574,245 cubic feet from District South in 972 dumpers.

Shah said that due to the constant guidance of the chief minister and the LG minister, the canal cleaning campaign is progressing rapidly, and the storm water drains are being cleaned in the most effective and the smartest way.

He expressed satisfaction over the performance of the committee formed for the campaign to clean the city’s nullahs. He vowed that the process of cleaning storm water drains would be completed soon, and the people would not be facing any related difficulty during rainfall.