MULTAN- The Chinese contractors for the Multan Metro Bus Project have reached Multan and work on the project is likely to begin within next few days, disclosed Sabir Khan Saddozai, Chief Engineer of the project. Talking to a delegation of citizens here on Friday, he added that the contractors had started establishing camp offices on the project site while the camp for dumping material would be established out of city area. He said that heavy machinery was being brought to Multan. He said that electricity lines from the Metro route would be shifted on alternate lines to prevent citizens from inconvenience and the shifting of all services would be ensured very quickly.

He disclosed that the MDA had been released funds for the reconstruction of alternate routes to keep traffic moving during construction of Metro project. He declared that traffic wardens would be deployed on alternate routes and the DSP traffic would monitor the process. He said that the masses would be kept aware of the alternate routes through media.

CLEANLINESS WEEK: The District Government is going to celebrate a cleanliness week in Multan from April 27 as all out arrangements have been made to make it a successful initiative. The administration constituted joint teams of Solid Waste Management Company, Towns, WASA and all other concerned departments which will move around the city and clean all streets, roads and residential areas. District Government sources said that heavy machinery for the cleanliness drive had also been made available while trained sanitation staff was deployed in different areas of Multan.

DCO Zahid Saleem Gondal said that the motive behind celebrating the week was to create awareness among masses on cleanliness. He added that the level of cleanliness achieved during the week would be upheld even after the end of the drive. He directed WASA officials to ensure disposal of sewage from low-lying areas, hurling a warning that strict action would be taken against the concerned officer if sewerage water or trash was located in any area.