Gutter water flows freely as drainage system collapses in Ratodero


Ratodero: The drainage system constructed recently here at the cost of Rs: 27 crore has become useless for the citizens as it is overflowing inundating many localities causing hardships for the residents.

It is either choked or has been constructed without maintaining its level due to which its flow has been severely affected nor the crossings have so far been completed which too have affected its smooth working causing hindrances in flowing of water thus only tax payer’s money was utilized without proper preplanning.

Localities including Din Shah, Shah Lateef public park, Fatehpur road and other areas have been badly affected due to overflowing of sewerage water as almost all the roads have been inundated due to which all these localities are in the grip of bad smell. The drainage system was constructed by Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of Government of Sindh, Ratodero and is still incomplete.

Citizens including Gul Hassan Ghanghro submitted an application to the Assistant Commissioner, Ratodero, in which he has stated that cleanliness in the town is unsatisfactory and the drainage scheme is still incomplete due to which people are facing many problems which need to be resolved on priority basis.

He further wrote that overflowing sewerage water has also entered into the historical graveyard of Ratodero which should also be drained out otherwise graves will collapse, he feared.

CMO Mohammad Khan Siyal alleged that influential people close have chocked the drain in Shah Lateef Colony and they also force sanitation staff of the municipality not to carry out cleanliness due to which water is overflowing in Din Shah Muhalla which reaches up to bus stand.

Siyal further said that an accused is involved in breaking the sewerage drain due to which water enters into graveyard and a report has been lodged at Ratodero police station against him but police has done nothing as yet. He confessed that the drainage system is faulty which has caused tremendous problems for the residents and they are now suffering for their (PHED) failures.