The Sindh government has announced 20 development projects worth Rs5.78 billion for Karachi. These mega projects include flyovers, underpasses, and stormwater drains.
Chief Minister Sindh, Murad Ali Shah, said in a meeting that he aimed to strengthen the Karachi Development Authority by proffering a bail-out package and a plan entailing energy and resources projects.
The project focuses on the construction of flyovers and underpasses to streamline the flow of City’s traffic and dilapidated stormwater drains. It further includes the improvement of Karachi zoo, road from Tank Chowrangi to Super Highway via Thado Dam, Tipu Sultan flyover, Hyder Ali Road underpass, Tariq Road underpass, reconstruction of Stadium Road, and rehabilitation of the roads surrounding Lea Market.
Speaking to the meeting he remarked that he’s happy because out of 20, 10 major schemes have been completed and his government is intending to launch some other schemes in the next financial year.
Hitherto, the complete projects include the construction of the underpass at Submarine Chowrangi and its approaching roads which cost Rs2.2 billion.
CM directed Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Shah to beautify the underpass and open the road turning from Khaliquzzaman Road to Sunset Boulevard by bulldozing the building constructed on the way. Funds for the residents and shopkeepers in the building have been released as well.
The beautification of Mai Kolachi road from MT Khan road to Punjab Chowrangi has started and fixation of traffic signals and indication boards have also been completed.