Wahab visits District East to review progress of ongoing projects


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Staff Reporter

City Administrator Murtaza Wahab visited East district to survey the progress of different projects here on Sunday.

He was accompanied by Special Assistant to Chief Minister Iqbal Sandh, Karachi Development Au-thority chief engineer and other officials.

Wahab inspected the progress of the ongoing con-struction work on a drainage line by the Natha Khan bridge.

He said an extra lane will be built on the road pass-ing through the area adding that a U-turn will also be constructed on Shahrae Faisal near the bridge to facilitate commuters.

He visited the nearby sites on which beautification work is being carried out; he was briefed about it by relevant officials.

Wahab said the Sindh government is carrying out large scale work for Karachi’s development. He said road repairs were underway along with other pro-jects. “We own this city and will solve its citizen’s prob-lems on a priority basis,” he said.

Earlier this week, the Sindh government announced it will establish a food street at Boat Basin in Clifton.

Wahab visited Boat Basin on Friday and reviewed the ongoing development works at the site. He issued directives to renovate the area and start the construction work. A walking track and more facilities would be built too at the food street.

Sindh CM Special Assistant Waqar Mehdi told SAMAA Digital that the tender of the food street will be issued next week on Monday.

Mehdi said the PPP-led Sindh government is making efforts to build Karachi by establishing recreational and amusement sites, where people can enjoy their lei-sure time. The special assistant said the project will be completed in seven to eight months.

“The road leading to the food street would be made one way with the entry point starting from Nehr-e-Khayyam and exit point near KFC Clifton,” Mehdi added. The food street would be a traffic-free zone, he shared.

Pedestrian bridges would be constructed from one side to another at the food street for the visitors, and lights would be set up to beautify it. Benches, fancy lamps, and canopy kiosks will be installed too.

Boat Basin is home to some of the most famous restaurants and fast food outlets in Karachi.

It is expected to become the city’s second food street after Burnes Road. Both of them are located in the South district. Wahab was appointed administrator of KMC on August 5.

He was appointed following orders by Pakistan People’s Party Chairperson Bi-lawal Bhutto Zardari. He also serves as the adviser to the Sindh chief min-ister and Sindh government spokesperson.

Wahab has been tasked to fix the local develop-ment-related issues, especially the functioning of the KMC. He replaces former KMC administrator Laeeq Ahmed.

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