Islamabad: After necessary repair and maintenance work to improve water supply in sectoral areas, the Water Management Wing of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has acquired eight (08) vehicles for the water tankers” fleet.
CDA chairman Aamer Ali Ahmed gave the order to maintain and repair the machines within a short time frame following his directions so that the masses can be relieved during the holy month, said Deputy Director General (DG) Water Management, Sardar Khan Zimri.
Water supply complaints from residents are handled by a fleet of 34 water tankers currently in use in the Wing. The authority’s chairman directed that two (2) million gallons per day of water be increased to accommodate Ramadan, and so the authority supplied water regularly based on available sources.
He said the CDA has tackled the water shortage problem through various measures, adding that previously there were 350 complaints daily, but that now there are only 150. Likewise, challans were issued to violators for wasting water, and a helpline has been set up for water conservation.
On CDA’s official Facebook every Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Khuli Kutchehri on water supply issues in Islamabad’s municipal areas was being presented. He said the CDA has fixed many leaks, as well as tube wells. The CDA has recently approved funding to improve the water supply system in the capital city, he added.
This initiative is a continuation of efforts being made to ensure self-accountability in the organization, he explained. In response to another question, he said the government and CDA were working hard on launching the Ghazi Barotha project and researching Chirrah Dam and Khanpur Dam extension. In the past, the CDA charged Rs100 for the supply of 1/3 tankers.