LAHORE -

Prior to the monsoon, Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has issued its de-silting plan June – September 2013. LWMC will de-silt all 590 tertiary drains measuring total 413 kilometers. LWMC has deployed more than 450 dedicated workers to carry out this task.

Spokesperson of LWMC said that the objective of such an extensive cleaning of drains is to ensure free flow of rain water in these drains during monsoon season. This preventive measure will also make sure that small drains and gutters in residential and commercial areas of the city do not choke in the upcoming season.

The dedicated workers are being provided with the new uniforms, special health and safety gadgets and customised equipment like handcarts with waste bags fixed in these so that the de-silted waste does not appear anywhere in streets and roads even during the operations.

The assistant mangers of operations and Manager Operations will supervise this plan and live supervision will be performed with android based phones by uploading operations pictures every day. The timings of de-silting operations in urban areas will be from 10 pm to 6 am whereas in rural union councils this operation will be done during daytime.

Walled city will be focus area for de-silting and 55 workers have already been deployed to carry out this task smoothly. Similarly in Anarkali, Liberty Market and Gawalmandi areas, extra work force have been deputed for operations.

Simultaneously, awareness activities will be carried out in various areas where de-silting is going on to sensitise the general public on proper disposal of waste to avoid any kind of hassle in upcoming rainy season.  People will be contacted on door to door basis to make them know the LWMC arrangements for a waste free monsoon as well as to convince them for compliance by avoiding littering and throwing waste in open drains and gutters in localities where they live.