According to a news story published on April 16, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has established a dedicated helpline for rain related emergencies in Islamabad. This will resolve concerns about water accumulation caused by heavy rainfall in Islamabad. Its goal is to alleviate citizens’ problems.

Under the direction of CDA Chairman Capt (retd) Anwar-ul-Haq, this initiative was launched following recent heavy rainfall. CDA, MCI, and ICT teams promptly responded to complaints, ensuring the clearance of water on highways. Special measures were implemented on highways to maintain smooth traffic flow, as per directives from the CDA administration, thereby preventing congestion.

Joint teams were deployed across CDA’s sectors, including housing societies and low-lying regions, providing assistance such as dewatering pumps to drain water from residential areas. In response to the rainy conditions, staff holidays were cancelled, and duties were assigned in shifts to closely monitor low-lying areas.

This proactive approach by the CDA aims to mitigate the impact of heavy rainfall and enhance the overall response to rain-related emergencies in the capital city.