Around 20 dev. schemes completed under Karachi package: Murad

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Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Sunday that 20 different schemes including Manzil Pump flyover, University Road, Tariq Road, Mosmiyat Road, Hub River Road, Drig Road underpass, bridge at Intersection of Sunset Boulevard and others have been completed at Rs 16.587 billion under the Karachi Package.
This he said while talking to media during his surprise visits to different areas of the city, said a statement.
The chief minister said that he was committed with the people of Karachi to give them best infrastructure and services to change their lifestyle.
Talking to media at Lyari, the CM Sindh said that he was carrying out development works without any political consideration.
We do not care whom the residents of the area where uplift works were in progress had given vote but what we care is their problems and their right, he said and added it was their right to have good infrastructure in their localities, he added.
He said that Blue Line BRTs project has not been abandoned or cancelled but the private party interest in the project has withdrawn from the work. Therefore, his government was exploring an alternate source to launch it, he added.
He said that Yellow Line and Red Line BRTs projects are being launched with the assistance of Asian Development Bank and World Bank. These both projects have been approved by ADB and WB, now they have been sent to ECNEC for their final approval, he added.
“I have requested the federal finance minister to approve these both projects in ECNEC so that we can start work on them,” he said and added the federal finance minister has assured him that these projects would be approved in the next ECNEC meeting.
Earlier, the chief minister paid surprise visits to Garden area, Shaheed-e-Millat Road, Korangi residential and industrial areas, Hawksbay Road and various areas and inspected the on-going and newly launched development works. The chief minister told the media that he has launched seven new schemes in the city with an estimated cost of Rs 1714.340 million.
These schemes include Rs 248.340 million rehabilitation of I.I Chundrigar road, Rs 260 million rehabilitation /providing of fixing gantries, sign boards, indication boards, along Ibne Sina Road from Liaquatabad No.10 to Shershah Rs 190 million scheme of providing and fixing traffic signal, Gantries, sign boards, indication boards and beautification of University Road from M.A Jinnah Road to Peoples Chowrangi.
Syed Murad Ali Shah told the media that a Rs 10.76 million Karachi Package of 17 schemes was in progress and their schemes start completing by the end of August to December.
These on-going schemes include construction of underpass at Submarine Chowrangi of Rs 2.2 billion and 95 percent work on it has been completed.
Replacement of existing damaged 12 inches dia water supply pipeline with 16 dia pipe and enhancing of pumping machinery at UC-4 Metrovile pumping station and providing of eight dia water supply line from Hazar Chowk to Al-Wajid Town has been completed by 99 percent, he said.
He said that rehabilitation of Karachi Zoo scheme has been launched at Rs 391.934 million and over 55 percent work has been completed. Construction of road from Tank Chowrangi to Super Highway via Thadho Nala of Rs 574.175 million has been completed by 99 percent, he added.
He said that work on Flyover at Tipu Sultan Intersection of Rs 66.218 million has been completed.
Reconstruction of stadium Road from University Road to Rashid Minhas Road, a scheme of RS 693.505 million has been completed by 80 percent, he said.
He was accompanied by Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani and his Advisor on Information Murtaza Wahab.