Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Streetlights worth Rs2.7bn installed on Thatta-Sujawal bridge stolen

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THATTA: Streetlights worth Rs2.7 billion installed on newly-constructed Thatta- Sujawal bridge have been stolen by unidentified people, it was learnt on Saturday.

According to details, unknown people have reportedly stolen 36 streetlight poles installed on Thatta- Sujawal bridge that was inaugurated in 2017. The streetlight poles had been reportedly installed at a cost of Rs2.7 bn.

Hours after the news aired on different news channels, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah took notice of the theft incident and formed a three-member inquiry committee.

The provincial minister for Works and Services Zia Abbas also took action and ordered to register First Information Report (FIR) of the incident.

Meanwhile, the concerned Wapda official has also been suspended from the post.

Back in 2017, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had inaugurated a newly constructed bridge on River Indus, which links the divided districts of Thatta and Sujawal.

The chief minister while inaugurating the bridge had said that it will pave the way to transport heavy machinery from Karachi Port to Tharparkar to install coal-based power plants.

Read: MURAD INAUGURATES THATTA-SUJAWAL BRIDGE ON RIVER INDUS

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