Karachi water tankers want to increase KWSB rates- Samaa Digital

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Water tankers supplying Karachi at KWSB charges wish to improve them as a result of they are saying they aren’t overlaying their very own prices.

On Tuesday, the water tanker affiliation staged protest at Safoora Water Hydrant and it unfold to NIPA Water Hydrant. They wish to cost greater “Basic Public Service” (GPS) charges for the tanker service.

GPS is the title of the service by which the KWSB supplies tankers to customers. You’ll be able to e book at Rs1,000 for a 1,000 gallon tanker, Rs1,400 for a 2,000 gallon and Rs1,800 for a 3,000 gallon tanker.

The affiliation desires the speed to go up Rs400 as they’ll’t cowl their very own prices.

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All Karachi Water Tanker Affiliation chairman Huzoor Ahmed Bux listed the prices: A 1,000 gallon tanker at Rs1,000 GPS prices them Rs2,200 in actuality. The contractor expenses them Rs500 to fill. Diesel prices Rs500. The driving force and helper cost Rs700 in labour and Rs500 are upkeep expenses. “It’s tough to hold on in a loss.”

Throughout the protest, round 600 tankers out of whole 1,500 managed by the affiliation had been parked in entrance of the NIPA-Safoora hydrants.

The KWSB focal particular person on water hydrants, Muhammad Shahbaz, mentioned that the protest has nothing to do with the water board. He mentioned it was a matter between the contractors and the affiliation.

“We’re decided to offer low cost water tanker charges to folks through the summer season and Ramadan,” he added.

Karachi’s water board runs tankers to offer areas past its community of pipelines.

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