KWSB links 9km pipeline from Northern bypass to Hub, starts water supply

General Karachi

Karachi: Karachi Water & Sewerage Board commenced water supply to Baldia Town on Sunday after linking the 9km long pipeline from Northern bypass to pumping station.

The SUPARCO and another company had provided Rs.170 million for the purpose but the project couldn’t be kicked off due to technical reasons. Rs.20 million were needed additionally for the KESC cables and PMTs on the way, which were provided by MPA Hanif Sheikh from his development fund allocations.

The supply of water would greatly benefit the people of union councils 6, 7 and 8, as there used to be severe crisis of water especially in summer season, a KWSB release said.

KWSB said that Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ibad has also sanctioned Rs.100 million for improving water supply system to entire Baldia Town. Under this scheme an underground water tank would be built near Football stadium.