LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Sunday took discover of the stagnant rainwater that has been hindering Eid ul Adha sacrifices in addition to disposal of animal waste and ordered involved authorities to instantly drain and clear the roads.
Expressing nice displeasure over the gathered rainwater in some low-lying areas of Lahore, Buzdar directed officers of the Water And Sanitation Agency (WASA) to instantly clear it, asking why no precautionary measures have been taken forward of the torrential downpours earlier at present. He additionally sought a report over the difficulty.
The chief minister mentioned Lahore’s residents have been dealing with difficulties as a result of rainwater that had gathered on main roads and streets. The ignorance of the involved authorities was regrettable, he added.
He additional underlined how the stagnant water throughout Eid-ul-Azha may hamper cleansing. Therefore, fast steps ought to be taken to extract the rainwater from Tajpura and different neighbourhoods.
A delay on this regard is unacceptable, Buzdar careworn, including that the method should be accomplished with using needed equipment within the minimal doable time.
According to the WASA officers, water had stagnated in a number of localities of Lahore, together with on Kashmir Road. “Water is being pumped out of some low-lying areas,” they added.
The WASA officers additionally claimed that the rainwater can be cleared in an hour.
Earlier at present, torrential rains lashed Lahore as the town celebrated the second day of Eid, making it tough to hold out sacrifices. While the downpour stopped after a couple of hours, it led to quite a lot of challenges throughout the provincial capitals.
Rain in Lahore and environment continued from 7:30-9.30am, with the very best rainfall of 71 millimetres (mm) recorded in Tajpura.
Lahore’s Lakshmi Chowk, Farrukhabad, Walled City, Allama Iqbal International Airport, Gulshan-e-Ravi, and Nishtar Town acquired 69 millimetres (mm), 65mm, 63mm, 50 mm, 47 mm, and 42 mm of rainfall, respectively.
Consequently, folks confronted difficulties in sacrificing their animals as per the custom on the second day of Eid-ul-Azha.
The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) mentioned it was dealing with challenges in choosing up and cleansing the entrails as a result of rain following sacrifices early within the morning. The heavy downpour additionally hampered the sanitation and cleansing system in lots of areas.
According to a spokesperson for the LWMC, the cleansing operation was underway uninterrupted regardless of the rains.
“Over 16,500 tonnes of entrails were removed from the city yesterday. So far on the second day, more than 3,000 tonnes have been removed and over 19,500 tonnes have been disposed of since yesterday,” the spokesperson added.
On the opposite hand, the deputy inspector-general (DIG) of operations in Lahore, Ashfaq Khan, mentioned safety was on excessive alert on the metropolis’s entry and exits factors. He additionally directed that the implementation of coronavirus-related commonplace working procedures (SOPs) be ensured throughout Eid-ul-Azha.