KMC promises uplift projects galore!


The construction of five flyovers and three underpasses will begin after bids for their tenders are invited in two weeks, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed said on Tuesday. “These projects would cost Rs 1.6 billion,” he added.
“Carpeting work at the Korangi 15,000-Road from 8,000-Road to 12,000-Road has begun. This road has a length of 1.5-km with 36 feet width and the project would cost Rs 100 million. The construction and repair work from 3,000-Road to Malir 15 on the 6,000-Road has also been started. This road has a length of 2,000 feet and two tracks with 24 feet width each,” he said while giving details about the ongoing projects.
“The construction of the Jinnah Road in Manzoor Colony has also been started. This is a 1,000 feet long road and it will also have two tracks of 24 feet width each, from the Eidgah Chowk to Maryam Masjid,” he added.
He said the repair and carpeting work of the Khuwaja Moinuddin Chishti Road in the Karachi Administration Society has been started.
“This road had been in a dilapidated condition due to the leakage of water from underground water and sewerage pipelines. The reconstruction work of this road will be carried out from beneath the Baloch Colony Bridge till the PECHS nullah,” he added.
 Syed said underpasses are being constructed at the PIDC, Shaheen Complex and Mehran Hotel while the construction of underpasses on the Dr Ziauddin Ahmed Road and the II Chundrigar Road will also begin soon.
He said the shifting of underground water and sewerage pipelines at these locations would be completed as soon as possible so that citizens could be spared from inconvenience.
“Special measures are being taken to ensure smooth flow of traffic around important roundabouts and corridors while the provision of alternate ways is also under consideration,” he added.
 He said the construction of the Shahabuddin Market in Saddar has also started this week for the beautification of the area around Empress Market.
“Many of the ongoing development projects in the city will be completed in the current financial year and work on new projects will be started soon,” he added.