LAHORE: The Water and Sanitation Agency, Lahore, on the special directive of Chief Minister Punjab, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, has set up 26 emergency camps and installed 72 generators to cope with any challenge during the coming monsoon in the city especially in all low lying localities.
Unveiling the distinctive features of the master plan, WASA Managing Director, Chaudhry Naseer Ahmad told APP here Saturday that 72 generators had been installed at all major disposal stations and sensitive lift stations for continuous operations of pumping sets at 35 lift stations.
He said that all important low lying areas in the provincial metropolis had already been identified and special heavy machinery for prompt disposal of rain water would be deployed well on time.
He said proper cleaning of all drains passing through different areas of the city had also been carried out properly under the supervision of Xens and SDOs concerned.
He said that WASA caters to the needs of 70 million, of the 11 million total population of the district having the largest network of sewerage and potable water comprising a network of 3949 km long sewerage, 14 number of major disposal stations, total pumping stations of 2698 cusec feet per second (CFS) 92 lift stations with 2252 cfs capacity.
He said that disposal pumps had also been provided to mobile teams which would work round the clock in shifts in their respective jurisdiction.
Ch Naseer Ahmad said that special complaint centres one each at all important localities under the supervision of SDOs had also been set up to meet any eventuality arising out of series of a torrential rains in the city.
He said that both Deputy Managing Directors had been directed to monitor the overall performance of staff in their areas of jurisdiction to ensure prompt action in case of any emergency.
When contacted Deputy Managing Director WASA, Asghar Bhalli told APP that entire staff had been put on high alert and all available resources would be mobilized. He said that Lahore Waste Management Company and Town Municipal Administration staff would also work with the WASA, in case of any emergency.