BAHAWALPUR: The recent rains have damaged the sewerage system in many parts of the city.

The katchi abadi of Tibba Badar Shair, Akbar Colony, Satellite Town, Rafi Qamar Road, Islami Colony, Lorry Adda Mohallah Chah Fateh Khan, Zanana Hospital Road, Mubarakpur Mohallah and Darul Kabab areas are submerged by rainwater, leaving the residents and motorists in a great deal of difficulty.

Most underground sewerage lines have burst and the rainwater plagues the roads and streets. The residential and commercial areas have puddles which are breeding ground of mosquitoes and dengue larva. At many places, sewage has entered houses and shops.

Meanwhile, PTI MPA Samiullah Chaudhry, along with Divisional Commissioner Raja Jahangir Anwar, who is also administrator of the Metropolitan Corporation, Bahawalpur, and officials of the MC and the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) inspected various areas on Sunday.

The commissioner observed that as city’s underground sewerage system was laid down several years ago, it needed replacement for which millions of rupees were required. He said the issue would be solved at the earliest and announced cancellation of leaves of municipal officials.

Published in Dawn, August 8th, 2022

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