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CM Murad sets deadlines for Karachi Package-II schemes

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday directed the local government department to expedite the work on under-construction development schemes, launched under Karachi Package-II, and set deadline for them — most of the schemes are set for completion by May 15.

This he said while presiding over a meeting regarding Karachi Package held here at the CM House. Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro, Chairman Planning & Development Mohammad Waseem, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Project Director Karachi Package Niaz Soomro and Engineer Khalid were also present on this occasion.

The chief minister said before holding this meeting he had visited the Submarine Chowrangi Underpass and Sunset Boulevard Flyover without any protocol.

He said that the work on Submarine Chowrangi was in full swing while the work on Sunset Boulevard flyover was slow. He directed Niaz Soomro to speed the work and ensure good quality.

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Jam Khan Shoro told the CM that the construction of bridge at intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Gizri Boulevard was launched on September 19, 2017, for Rs662.530 million and physical progress of the bridge had reached about 50 percent.

On this point, Murad told the local government minister that he would open it for traffic on May 10.

“This should be regarded as the final date. It must be properly completed and embellished,” he said.

He also directed to complete the construction of Submarine Chowrangi Underpass by May 10 and beautify it with cultural tiles and necessary lights for inauguration.

Jam Khan the construction of road from Fuwwara Chowk to Garden via Abdullah Haroon Road and back to Fuwawra Chowk via Zaibunnisa Road had been inaugurated on September 2017 for Rs643.675 million and its physical progress was over 60 percent. The chief minister directed Jam Khan Shoro to personally monitor its progress and he would inaugurate it for public on May 13.

Talking about construction of roads at Cantt Railway Station, the chief minister said that he had also visited them personally and found around 55 percent physical progress. “I am going to open it for traffic on May 25, therefore it should be completed accordingly,” he said.

It may be noted that the Cantt Station roads schemes was launched on September 19, 2017 for Rs237.488 million.

The local government minister said that construction of 2000 Road Landhi launched on January 9, 2018 for Rs2,032.444 million had been completed up to 66 percent. At this the chief minister fixed May 13, 2018 to open it for transport. “You have completed 60 percent work, therefore you will be able to complete it within a month,” he said.

The chief minister also said that he would open Tipu Sultan Road from Shahrah-e-Faisal to Karsaz on April 25, 2018. “I have personally visited this scheme and it has been completed by 85 percent,” he said and directed Niaz Soomro to personally monitor it so that it could be completed by April 25.

The chief minister also directed the PD Karachi Package to beautify Munawar Suherwardy Underpass at Nathan Khan with tiles.

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