Residents Demand Desilting Of Nullahs


Residents demand desilting of  nullahs

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -24th Augst,2016) : Residents of various sectors of Capital on Wednesday asked the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to take measures for cleanliness of nullahs passing through their localities. At least one nullah is following from almost every sector of Islamabad, however, immediate attention of the civic body is needed to clean these and ward off any untoward incident as well save the citizens from several health dangers. Talking to APP, Ali Hassan resident of sector G-7 said nullahs located at sector G-9 and G-7 are filled with dirty water and mud. He said that the civic body had not desilted these nullahs since many years. When contacted to the CDA official, he told that Sanitation Directorate has started the work on cleanliness of nullahs by lifting garbage from them.

He said teams of Sanitation Directorate comprised of nullah coolies will carry out the cleanliness work and lifting of garbage from different nullahs on war footing. The official informed that Sanitation Directorate to take effective steps for cleanliness of nullahs in well planned manner as the sewerage lines are causing malodorousness whereas throwing of plastic bags and other solid waste result in blockage of smooth flow of nullah water.

He said if the cleanliness of these nullahs be carried out on regular basis, the garbage and malodorousness can be controlled and prevent spreading diseases besides breeding of mosquitos and other insects.