The emergency works have been started for repair and replacement of damaged sections of water and sewerage infrastructure along-side main roads covering all seven districts of Karachi City.
Recent rain events have severely damaged the water and sewerage infrastructure of the city, and many roads have also been affected and required patch-work repair. As assessed by the local development agencies along with KW&SB that the present water supply network including both water trunk mains and the distribution mains have developed leakages while the sewerage system has also developed crown failure of its joints in the sewerage pipes at different locations in almost all districts of Karachi.
KWSSIP has been entrusted the task to identify and carry out the repair of water supply and/or sewerage lines under the selected patches of 56 roads after conducting a comprehensive survey to identify the locations of the damaged sections of water supply and sewerage networks and the extent of the damages to carry out their repairs/replacement. After completion the repair /replacement of water and sewerage network by KWSSIP-1, repair and rehabilitation of roads will be carried out on the damaged road sections under the Competitive and Livable City of Karachi (CLICK) project, which is also funded by World Bank.
The CLICK will carry out repair of roads in form of patch work for 268 roads across the Karachi city as identified by relevant government departments. Initially, as emergency work, about 56 roads have been taken up by Karachi Development Authority (KDA) for repair and rehabilitation of road patches.
The works have been divided into three different packages and covering selected main roads of all districts under different lots.
An exclusive lot in the Package-3 is also included to place manhole cover with ring slab on open manhole in affected areas to save precious lives; the works will also cover the Repair/Replacement of Damaged Sections of Water Lines and Sewers on Peoples Bus Service Routes in Different Districts of Karachi, which reduce commuting times and facilitate the citizens commuting for economic and social reasons.
It’s considered that this investment will have positive impact on the economic growth of the city of Karachi.
All current emergency works related to repairing of water and sewerage lines will be completed in period of 2 months spending (Approx.) PKR 2.74 Billion.