KWSB plans installation of hidden cameras at hydrants

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Karachi: The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) said on Wednesday hidden cameras would be installed to regulate the working of government-approved water hydrants. A statement said that under the directives of the KWSB’s managing-director the cameras would clandestinely record the registration numbers, time of arrival and departure of all water tankers coming to the hydrants.

Moreover, the water distribution from the hydrants would also be computerised to bring transparency to the process.

KWSB chief Misbahuddin Farid said the decisions to install the video cameras and maintain the computerised records had been made to increase the revenue of the water board, which has been facing serious financial troubles.

Another decision to this effect has been the suspension of free-of-charge water tanker service. Farid said the KWSB needed more financial resources to provide swift water and sewerage facilities to the dwellers of Karachi. He said the hydrants’ managements would be penalised if they were found using unauthorised water equipment that disrupted regular supply to the nearby residential localities.

Farid said the water hydrants should operate for eight hours daily. “Any deviation from their stipulated time would result in strict action.”


Courtesy: The Nation

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