Islamabad: In order to provide a timely response to complaints about water supply, the Capital Development Authority’s Water Management Wing has allocated Rs4 million to the maintenance of water tanks.
Within a few days, a tender would be floated in national dailies for that purpose, and then the repairs would be carried out in the workshop of the Machinery Pool Organization (MPO).
It will fund the repair of tanker spare parts such as tires, tubes, and flippers, he said. After completing necessary repairs and maintenance to improve water supply in sectoral areas, the authority added eight vehicles to its fleet of water tankers.
The wing currently has 34 water tankers on hand to respond to residents’ complaints about water supply. In order to prevent a water shortage during Ramzan, the authority’s chairman directed its water management wing to increase two million gallons of water each day according to the available sources.
The CDA had overcome the shortage issue through various measures, he said, adding that there used to be around 350 complaints per day, but now there are only 150.
According to Zimri, a Khuli Katcher (open court) is being held live on CDA’s official Facebook page on a weekly basis from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on water supply issues in areas falling within the municipal limits of Islamabad.
According to him, the self-accountability initiative was a continuation of the self-accountability measures taken by the organization. In the past, the CDA charged Rs100 to provide one-third of the tanker.