Karachi: Administer KMC Muhammad Hussain Syed has said that both tracks of Banaras Flyover-the biggest flyover of Pakistan costing Rs2billion will be opened for two way traffic in the current week. All the remaining work of this flyover and adjoining roads and roundabouts will complete in time.
This he said during a four hour long detailed visit of Banaras Flyover, Shahrah-e-Noorjehan and other ongoing development projects on Tuesday. He was accompanied by Director Technical Services Altaf G. Memon, Senior Director Health Dr. Shoukat Zaman, Administrator District West Nazir Lakhani, Chief Engineer West Subhan Jatoi and other top officials.
On this occasion he directed concerned officials to finish the repair and shifting of pipelines passing beneath the Abdullah Girls College Roundabout within ten days. He said that the completion of this flyover would provide lot of convenience to residents of Orangi Town, Qasba Colony, Banaras, North Nazimabad and other nearby areas.
Administrator Karachi was informed that Banaras Flyover has a length of 1644 meter and 24 to 27 meter width. A total of 862 pillars and 350 girders were used in its construction. The ground levelling and dressing of roads beneath the flyover was already started. Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed said that the biggest flyover of Pakistan was heading to completion with a cost of Rs1.2billion while Rs700million were being spent on the construction of roads passing around and beneath the flyover and shifting of underground water and sewerage pipelines.
He said that the construction of 3 underpasses and five flyovers in the city will also begin soon while the hurdles in the construction of Shahrah-e-Noorjehan and Shahrah-e-Qaddafi were already removed and their construction will be completed in the current year. Administrator Karachi said that action will be taken against the persons involved in the breaking of water supply lines so that consistent water supply could be ensured to the citizens of concerned areas.
He said that pipes having six feet width were manufactured by Pakistan Steel and the first consignment of these pipes will receive in March 2012 while the other lines with 6 feet pipes will be changed after their supply. Administrator Karachi also directed to immediately remove the encroachments established on the road heading to Manghopir.
He said that the Shershah Surry Road from Banaras Flyover will be completed in the current month. “Journey of development in Karachi will continue and KMC was trying its best to speed up development works with the support and cooperation of the government”, he said.
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