Karachi, January 18, 2013 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator has said that in order to save the citizens from difficulties while crossing roads and to minimize traffic accidents on roads it has been decided to install pedestrian bridges on all important locations and major corridors of city.
Planning for discouraging the use of u-turn from wrong side was also being prepared whereas traffic signs and cat eyes which were in broken and worse condition would be repaired and installed in fine condition along with removing of unnecessary crossing from center eye land of roads. He said this during a meeting with the officials of transport and communication department which was called to review the pace of work on the installation of pedestrian bridges.
On this occasion he was given a briefing in which it was stated that pedestrian bridges on 11 important locations were being installed to facilitate pedestrians and to prevent citizens from traffic accidents and three of those pedestrian bridges would be installed on Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway whereas construction of pedestrian bridges on four locations had started.
He was informed that 11 locations for the installation of pedestrian bridges had been selected includes Shahrah-e-Faisal near New Jinnah Terminal Flyover, Stadium Road near Khatoon- e-Pakistan College Agha Khan Hospital, Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway near Iqra University, Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway near Azam Basti, Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway near Manzoor Colony, Gulistan-e-Johar near Dar-ul-Sehat Hospital, Rashid Minhas Road near KDA Flats, Korangi No.4 Government College for Women, M.A Jinnah Road near Humdard Hospital, Capri Cinema, Nawab Siddique Ali Khan Road near Farooq-e-Azam Masjid and Shah Waliullah Road near Café Today whereas construction work on four locations underway which included Shahrah- e-Pakistan near Khatoon-e-Pakistan College, Gulistan-e-Johar near Dar-ul-Sehat Hospital, Rashid Minhas Raod near KDA Flats and Korangi No.4 Government College for Women.
Administrator Karachi directed T and C department to make every possible effort to curb the traffic accidents, improve design of roads and take measures for creating awareness of traffic rules among citizens.
For more information, contact:
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406