Saturday, June 12, 2010

Baluchistan Diary - Day 6 / Loralai water supply

Loralai water supply
Originally uploaded by Ameer Hamza
This is a beautiful place for many reasons. Firstly, it sits on a platform from where mountains rise up. Secondly, there are around 18 places from where water gushes out and is supplied to the city of Loralai. Thirdly, it is a place of much beauty with crystal waters and overhanging grapes.

Here, I would like to add one thing. This pond and subsequent water supply to the entire town of Loralai is a salute to the British engineering in our part of the world. Here, 18 water points have been blocked in a single building and channelized. Open channel goes to the city while the enclosed channel supplies water to the Cant area below, just as it has done since past 100 years.

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Anonymous said...

I wanna have a sip.

Ameer Hamza said...

Entire city of Loralai gets water from this single place. And you imagine the level of construction here: It was done by British engineers when they ruled Subcontinent. It is still working.