Mayor directs timely completion of development projects


KARACHI: Mayor Karachi, Wasim Akhtar, on Thursday directed the concerned officers of the Works Department to ensure timely completion of all development works and to speed up the implementation and execution of development plan.

He was presiding a meeting with the Works Committee Chairman Hasan Naqvi, Chairman Works (M&E) Khalid Ajmeri and others, said a statement.

The Mayor reviewed the ongoing development schemes in the city, and also discussed with the officials about their progress and importance to citizens.

He said the officers should refrain from delaying tactics and perform the works within the time frame so that file work and implementation of the plan could be saved from the problem a slow pace.

The Mayor said that the chief engineer of the concerned district will be responsible for the uplift schemes being carried out inside his jurisdiction, and warned the authorities to face a strict action in case if development works are not completed within time.

He also directed the officers to complete the Rs318 million worth 122 development schemes immediately, and also carry out construction works of Mirza Adam Khan Road and Boat Basin Road in time. The Mayor also instructed the officers of works department to ensure team works, especially in public welfare works so that people could get immediate relief.

He said annual maintenance tenders should be started and the maintenance of roads, bridges, flyovers, underpasses be carried out with these tenders, so that city infrastructure could be kept in a better condition.

Advisor to Mayor Farhat Khan, Tech Works Director General (DG) Shahab Anwer, senior director coordination Masood Alam, director technical S. M Shuaib, chief engineers of all districts of Karachi and other officers were also present.