KARACHI: KMC Administrator Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi directed Municipal Services and Parks & Horticulture Departments to carryout cleanliness works after rain in different areas on priority basis and also perform spray and especially clean mud and dirt from both sides of the roads so that city would look clean and citizens could be prevented from diseases that appear after rains.
He issued these directives during a meeting with officers of Municipal Services and Parks & Horticulture Departments in his office. The administrator said the cleanliness works were already underway in the city which were being performed by KMC and five District Municipal Administrations and in this connection Central Control Rooms in Municipal Services Department and District Municipal Corporations were established where cleanliness works were being monitored constantly and arrangements to inform concerned authorities about the progress was made however it was necessary that officers and staff in all control rooms should ensure their presence to perform this task effectively and contact numbers of these control rooms through news papers should be advertised so that citizens would be convenient to contact them.
He directed Parks & Horticulture Department to perform trimming of trees on both sides of big roads and corridors of the city and plant more trees where required so that along with reducing environmental pollution city could be made beautiful and green.
He also said that storm drains along the roads and corridors of the city should be cleaned and prompt drainage of water in case of rains should be ensured. He directed Municipal Services Department to be in contact with DMCs and provide them with machinery if required. Zaidi said the pace of works for cleanliness in the city would be enhanced and all DMCs were bound to lift the garbage in their jurisdiction.
The administrator directed that all garbage, debris and other wastage should be put in KMC landfill sites and Solid Waste Management Department should provide computerized details to Municipal Services Department on daily basis. He said that along with cleanliness works colouring and renovation works should be carried out so that citizens could have clean and fresh environment.