Saturday, October 3, 2009

Mustafa Kamal visits development projects in Orangi Town and other areas

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that in order to make Orangi Town a model and well developed area of the city, various development projects worth billions of rupees had been initiated during last four years and except for a few projects majority of them have already been completed by city government. More than 50 percent of development work on the under construction Banaras Chowk Flyover has been completed and the project is expected to be completed and opened for traffic within next three months. The project will cost Rs150million to city government.

He expressed these views while inspecting the development works of Banaras Chowk Flyover during 6 hour long visit to city on Thursday night.

EDO Works & Services Rasheed Mughal, EDO Municipal Services Masood Alam, Engineers of City Government and representatives of contractor and consultant firm were also accompanied him on this visit.

Nazim Karachi on this occasion said that Banaras Chowk is an important spot that connects some of the areas of Orangi and Baldia Town with main city. Traffic jam problem had been a routine there due to heavy traffic flow from all sides. Haq Parast leadership of City District Government Karachi initiated work on this project to provide convenience to citizens using this very important junction.

He said that this project would have been completed much earlier but the alteration in design caused some delay. He further said that the initial design of this project involved the removal of 450 houses. We have changed the design to save these residential units and now only three shops would be affected due to this project.

Nazim Karachi said that another problem was the shifting of high tension pole which was not an easy task but now 50 percent of the development work is completed and any negligence or carelessness in the completion of this project will not be tolerated.

He also directed EDO Works and Services to finish the work on Banaras Chowk Flyover as soon as possible and ensure fast execution of work while maintaining quality.

Earlier, City Nazim went to various under construction roads in Surjani Town, North Karachi, different sectors of Baldia Town and Admin Society and inspected pace and quality of work. He also instructed EDO Works and Services to complete the work of land marking, coloring on pavements and installation of cat eyes on all completed roads in least possible time.