KARACHI: On the directives of Managing Director Karachi Water & Sewerage Board KWSB Misbahuddin Farid, Special Board team working under the supervision of DMD Revenue disconnected water and sewerage lines of five plazas in the city.
Motors of these plazas, who were defaulter of millions of rupees, were confiscated. The team is conducting operation against builders and plazas who had not taken approval of their water and sewerage connections or had failed to pay their bills.
The builders have made it a practice not to take approval of water and sewerage lines before constructing multi-storey plazas and buildings. KWSB has been contacting builders and plazas for a long time in order to motivate them to pay their bills and acquire approval of connections but to no avail.
Due to these practices, KWSB is suffering from heavy losses in revenue. During the operation KWSB Default Revenue Generation Cell disconnected water and sewerage lines of Metro Residency CL2B Civil Line, Safron CL82B1 Civil Line, Metro Sweet Apartments CI4B Civil Line, Paradise Avenue, Safron Heights FT07/2 Civil Lines and confiscated their motors as well.
However, owners and builders of these plazas have been given a chance to regularize their connections and pay their outstanding dues in order to restore their connection.
Later on, MD KWSB requested citizens booking flats, houses and bungalows in new projects to make sure that the builder had acquired necessary approvals from KWSB before booking their property. This would avoid any troubles for them since KWSB would be taking action against all such builders and developers who are working without approvals.