KARACHI    -     Taking serious notice of collapse of a 66-inch dia sewerage line at Club Road, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed water board to reconstruct all the old lines in the vicinity and prepare a plan for replacing all the old lines with new ones.

The 66-inch dia sewerage line laid on Club Road in 1956 collapsed on Monday morning and a truck fell into it, as a result all the gutters feeding the line in Saddar area started overflowing.

The chief minister directed water board to restore the collapse portion of the line within 24 hours and simultaneously directed minister local government to replace all the old lines from Club Road, Ghazarfar Al Khan Road upto to Clifton pumping station (Bument Road). The chief minister also issued directives to the water board MD to prepare a detailed scheme for replacing all the old sewerage lines with new ones in old city areas. He said that last time a 66-inch-dia sewerage line had collapse on Dr Ziauddin Road near CM House and it took a number of days in its rehabilitation. Now a line has sunk at Club Road and would again cause serious problems for smooth flow of traffic, the chief minister said.

Meanwhile, the chief minister sought a report from the secretary local government about the repair of refuse vehicles by DMCs. He said that the government already released Rs88 million to three DMCs- Korangi, West and Central and District council on October 14, 2019.

He said that he was keen to make cleanliness of the city sustainable and he was sure that the DCMs concerned would play their due role and their district neat and clean.

The chief minister also directed secretary local government issue necessary instructions to all the local bodies operating all over Sindh to maintain cleanliness in their areas. In case of backlog, the chief minister directed district municipal committees, corporations and districts councils to lunch special drive.