Water board directed to construct 200MGD canal from Gujjo to Pipri

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has ordered the water board to construct a separate canal from Gujjo to Pipri to provide 200 MGD additional water to Karachi. He took the decision while presiding over a meeting of Karachi Water Board called to explore ways and means to improve capacity of the existing system of K-I, II and III under which the city received water. The meeting was attended by Minister Local Government Syed Nasir Shah, Chairperson P&D Nahid Shah, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, MD water Board Asadullah Khan and Chief Engineer.

During the meeting the CM was told that current water demand of the city was 1200 MGD against which total water supply was around 406 MGD. MD Water Board said that different systems of bulk water supply provide 406 MGD to the city. They include K-I, 280 MGD, K-II, 100 MGD, K-III, 100 MGD, Hub source, 100 MGD. This comes 580 MGD against which total losses have been calculated at 30 percent, means 174 MGD. MD informed the CM that the water allocation for Karachi was 650 MGD.

Then the Chief Minister asked him about the designed capacity of Kinjhar-Gujjo (KG) Canal, he said it was 650. The chief minister directed water board to construct a canal from Gujjo to Pipri with a capacity of 250 MGD water from where it would be pumped in the system already functional in the city. The projected cost for this Canal would be around Rs11 billion. This project provide substantial relief to the people of Karachi.