Govt to undertake multiple development projects in Karachi: Murad Ali Shah

KARACHI Oct 11: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday said the provincial government will to start working on a development package for Karachi under which all the flyovers and bridges in the megapolis would be beautified through artwork.

The statement was made during a meeting at CM House.

The attendees of the meeting were briefed that 45 per cent work of the Submarine Chowrangi underpass project has been completed at a cost of Rs700 million.

Officials said that under the new scheme, 95pc work from Jinnah Terminal to Chakora Nala and Natha Khan has been completed.

Officials added that tenders for the Rs700 million Sunset-Gizri Boulevard flyover project and Rs1 billion interchange project near ICI bridge will be issued this week.

Other projects include construction of Khalid bin Waleed Chowk at Shaheed-e-Millat Road at an estimated cost of Rs1.5 billion, the technical evaluation report of which has been placed on SPPRA’s website.

The meeting was further informed that construction work on Cantt Station road will begin from November 15.

In view of various development projects being undertaken in the metropolis, the chief minister directed DIG Traffic to improve traffic management.

Shah added that construction work may cause a few difficulties for citizens, but the reconstruction can only be completed with their cooperation.

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