KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed has said that heavy shower was forecasted for Karachi in the coming monsoon which was expected to be more than previous records of rains in the city. He therefore directed all concerned departments to get them prepared for coming rainy season and ensure immediate drainage of rain water with maintenance of traffic flow on roads and elimination of any possibility of spread of after rain diseases. All those officers will be relieved from their post right on next day if they found guilty of negligence or carelessness in their duty.

He expressed these views while chairing a high level meeting to review the preparation for monsoon rains. The meeting was attended by Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan, Administrators of all five district municipal corporations and municipal commissioners, Director General Technical Services Altaf G. Memon, Director General Parks Niaz Soomro, Financial Advisor Amir Khursheed and Chief Engineers of all districts of Karachi, Senior Director Health Services Dr. Shoukat Zaman and other officers. Administrator Karachi instructed the officers and staff of KMC to ensure their presence on roads during rainy season. He said any negligence or carelessness in this work will not be tolerated and such officers and subordinate staff will be immediately relieved from their post. He said the officers and staff of KMC should work hard to provide maximum convenience to citizens. Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed also directed the concerned department to pay special attention during rains on the katchi abadies and suburban areas besides the main city areas and corridors. Immediate drainage of rain water must be ensured with the measures to control the epidemics after rains. He said cleaning of 13 major city drains was underway while removal of garbage and de-silting of small drains was being performed by the district municipal corporations. He also directed the engineering department to make special arrangements for drainage of rain water at the sites of construction of flyovers which include Waterpump Roundabout, Ayesha Manzil Roundabout, Liaquatabad Dakkhana Roundabout, Firdous Colony and Jinnah Terminal. He said that the fallen trees and sign boards should be removed right away during rains so that the citizens could be saved from any inconvenience.

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