Islamabad: The Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC) on Monday expressed its reservations that the city’s water crisis could worsen during the summer season, a news source reported.
The officials stated that 60% of the water connections in the city were illegally distributed. They further asked the Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Ansar Aziz to issue orders for disconnecting these connections. The representatives also highlighted the fact that most of these connections were supplying water to farmhouses.
During the meeting, the members of the IMC also discussed the issue of a 100% increase in water and a 15% increase in conservancy charges. They said that this increase was not justified as the public was not receiving an uninterrupted water supply. They also highlighted the problems of the people as they had to pay inflated utility bills.
In response, the mayor has directed the IMC Revenue Director to rectify these utility bills.
The issue of non-operational street lights also came under discussion at the meeting. The IMC representatives said that at least 70% street lights were currently out of order. They also indicated that many roads and parks were in poor condition.