Karachi, March 03, 2014 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui said redesigning of public transport routes in different areas of city with long term planning was required to solve the traffic jam problems in the city. He said this while chairing the meeting of coordination committee of different civic bodies on Monday.
Those who attended the meeting include the Managing Director of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board Qutubuddin Shaikh, Additional Secretary Transport Abdul Wahab Memon, Director General Engineering Department Niaz Ahmed Soomro, Senior Director Municipal Services Masood Alam, Senior Director Transport and Communication Muhammad Athar, Senior Director Master Plan Hafiz Muhammad Javed, Deputy Registrar of Pakistan Engineering Council Samiullah Mughal, Director Transport and Communication Syed Haider Ali, Senior Engineer Ahsan Moin, Director of Sindh Building Control Authority Khwaja Muhammad Badi-uz-Zaman, Representative of ABAD Muhammad Hassan Bakhshi, Mustafa Shaikhani and other officers.
Administrator Karachi said population was rapidly increasing in Karachi and due to the rise in the number of vehicle plying on roads and the high rise buildings, effectiveness of Karachi’s master plan was diminishing. He said traffic jam problem must be solved to save the citizens from acute mental stress and wastage of time. Short term projects should be associated with the long term planning.
He said the re-routing of Saddar area was already done and soon many transport routes in this area will be shifted to other city arteries which would improve the traffic system in this very important and central area of the city.
Administrator Karachi city re-routing of Clifton area was also being done to save the citizens from traffic jam problem. He said the re-routing of transport plan will be prepared to cater the needs of next twenty years. Inter-coordination among the bodies which controls the city could solve lot of problems.
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