Karachi—Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah performed ground breaking of National Highway (N-5) from Jinnah Terminal to Quaidabad Flyover here on Tuesday.
The rehabilitation/ reconstruction project of about three kilometers N-5 from Jinnah Terminal Flyover to Quaidabad will cost Rs.785.217 million and likely to be completed within one year.
The contraction work of the project has been assigned to FWO, he said. The N-5 is one of the two major highways of Karachi leading to Thatta/Hyderabad connected with Shahrah-e-Faisal near Jinnah Terminal.
The road serves not only to the heavy commercial and public transport leading to Thatta, Hyderabad and beyond but also caters to the traffic leading to major industrial sectors located in the eastern side of Karachi including Port Qasim, Export Processing Zone, Karachi Steel Mills, Landhi and Bin Qasim Industrial areas.
Talking to media persons after performing the ground breaking, the Chief Minister said that the people of Pakistan have given mandate to the present assemblies for a period of five years.
“Everyone has to respect the mandate, therefore the rumours regarding dissolving assemblies is unfound and baseless,” he asserted. The Chief Minister who was accompanied by Sindh Minister for Local Government Jam Khan Shoro, Special Assistant to CM Waqar Mehdi and others.
The chief minister said that there was an impression that the government was constructing new roads but has ignored the old ones. “This is not true we are rehabilitating the old roads and N-5 project is one of it,” he said.