Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, Tuesday performed groundbreaking of dual carriage project of Indus Highway from Jamshoro to Sehwan. The project would be completed in two phases first from Jamshoro to Manjhand and second from Manjhad to Sehwan, the Chief Minister informed and added that tenders have also been invited for second phase of the project and the work would be started after completion of required formalities in January 2018.
Addressing the ground breaking ceremony arranged near Cadet College Petaro which converted into a public meeting, the Chief Minister informed that single carriage Indus Highway from Jamshoro to Sehwan was inaugurated by the former Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto some 20 years back, however due to increase in traffic, the construction of dual carriage become essential to avert losses of precious lives as a result of accidents.
The project would facilitate not only the residents of Jamshoro district but it would benefit entire country, he said and added that he was interested in the project since he assumed the office of the chief executive of the province. The Chief Minister said that dream come true as a result of the dynamic leadership of the Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari. The incumbent Sindh Government was taking keen interest to develop the arid zone areas of Jamshoro by launching various development schemes including solar energy water supply schemes.
Referring various development schemes being carried out in Jamshoro district, the Chief Minister said that railway overhead bridge at Jamshoro railway crossing is under construction and completion of the project would resolve the issue of traffic jam in the area.
The government would complete more bridges and underpasses on priority basis wherever it found essential, he said and added that the completion of all development projects would improve the living standard of the people of the province.
The Sindh CM claimed that PPP would register its victory with thumping majority in the general elections as it has deep roots among the masses because of the development work and job opportunities to the people of the province. Among others, MNA Malik Asad Sikandar and Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister Dr. Sikandar Shoro also addressed the participants of the ceremony.—APP