The chief minister of Sindh said on Tuesday that the provincial government had launched 20 mega projects worth Rs5.78 billion in Karachi, of which 10 of them valued at Rs3.8 billion had been completed, while the rest would be completed preferably by the end of the current financial year. .
“I want to strengthen the Karachi Development Authority [KDA] by giving them a bailout package and a plan that includes more energy and resources, ”said Syed Murad Ali Shah, who chaired a meeting at the CM House to review the progress of the mega project.
The chief executive said he had launched a Rs5.78 billion project in the city to streamline vehicle traffic by building flyovers and underpasses, reconstructing dilapidated rainwater channels and providing water to the West District by installing new pipes.
“I am happy that today of the 20 projects, 10 major projects have been completed, and in the next fiscal year new major projects will be launched,” he said. Completed projects include construction of an underpass at Submarine Chowrangi and nearby roads worth Rs2.2 billion.
Shah directed the Minister of Regional Government Syed Nasir Shah to beautify the underpass and open the turn of the road from Khaliquzzaman Road to Sunset Boulevard by leveling the buildings built on the road. CM said that he had spent funds to compensate the residents and shop owners of the building.
Projects under construction include the construction of a rainwater channel from Star Gate to Chakora Nullah for Rs198.806 million (70 percent progress) and the reconstruction of 8000 Roads from Jam Sadiq Bridge to Dawood Chowrangi for Rs1.48 billion (98 percent progress).
The project also includes repair of traffic signs and signboards as well as works to beautify Mai Kolachi Road for Rs171.56 million (work from MT Khan Road to Punjab Chowrangi has started). There are several more projects in progress.
The chief executive directed the minister LG to personally monitor the progress of the ongoing project and kept him updated. As for the bailout package for KDA, CM asked the minister to submit his recommendations and strengthen the organization.