Numerous low-lying areas of Rawalpindi had been submerged as heavy rain on Wednesday morning raised the water stage in Nullah Leh by as much as 11 toes.
The areas of Murree Street, Commerical Market, Liaquat Street, Jamia Masjid Street, Sadiqabad, Industrial Market, Chamanzaar, Tipu Street, Nadeem Colony, Dhok Dalal had been submerged. Water entered properties and brought on intensive injury in some localities.
The groups of the Water and Sanitation Company (WASA) drained the water from the affected areas. The officers stated that round 75 millimetres (mm) of rain fell owing to which the water stage in Nullah Leh rose to 11 toes at Katarian whereas the water stage at Gawalmandi rose to 10 toes.
The WASA Managing Director (MD) Shaukat Mehmood visited each spots whereas the company’s employees drained out water from low-lying areas of Rawalpindi.
Earlier on Tuesday, heavy rains of as much as 90 mm within the interior metropolis areas inundated many roads. Owing to choked sewage drains, the water collected on footpaths was recorded to be as much as three toes.
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The residents have criticised the Rawalpindi Metropolitan Company (RMC) over the non-cleaning of sewerage drains. They stated that such a state of affairs may very well be prevented if RMC cleans the sewers on time.
In the meantime, the current spell of rain has elevated the specter of dengue larvae within the district. Chairing a gathering to evaluate the anti-dengue marketing campaign on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali directed officers to revise the anti-dengue plan retaining in view the altering climate circumstances. He requested the officers to regulate the breeding of mosquito larvae as this was the one approach to fight dengue.
He stated September was essential for dengue mosquito breeding because the temperature was lowering with every passing day. He referred to as upon residents to be alert and regulate junkyards, faculties and underneath building buildings that may act as breeding spots for dengue larvae and never enable stagnant water.
The DC directed the officers to make sure the implementation of anti-dengue SOPs, including that efficient group participation was wanted to defeat dengue and Covid-19.
WITH ADDITIONAL INPUT FROM APP
Printed in The Categorical Tribune, September 9th, 2021.