KARACHI: Administrator Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Friday directed the Director General Engineering Department of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) to complete the under-construction roads within the stipulated 45 days in any case.

Officials said that the Engineering Department is carrying out construction and lining of more than 20 roads in different areas of the city under special grant of Rs.1 billion from the Sindh government.

The roads of District Central where construction work has started immediately included Gharibabad to Usman Memorial Hospital, Madina Masjid Food Street, Ziauddin Hospital Chowrangi to Mujahid Colony, Sir Syed Girls College to Lasbela Chowrangi, Bada Maidan to Khilifat Chowk and M. Mateen Food Road. These roads are being constructed at a cost of Rs. 50 million each.

In East District University Road, Sindhi Muslim Society Chowrangi and Commercial Area, Link Road Tipu Sultan, Mubarak Shaheed Road is being constructed.

In South District, construction work is in progress on Shahrah e Attar and adjacent areas, Shahrah e Iran, Shahrah e Liaquat, MA Jinnah Road at a cost of Rs. 50 million each.

Similarly in Malir district, Khalid Bin Waleed Road is under construction from Bhens Colony to Mehran Highway. Hyedri Chowk Road, Ammar Yasir Phase One and internal streets, and the road from Qadeer Chowk to Nafees Cinema are also under construction.

In West and Keamari Districts, Jackson Market Road and adjacent areas roads and Site Flyover to Lyari Expressway are also being repaired or constructed. Similarly, flyovers and expansion joints of bridges are also being replaced.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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