Karachi, October 15, 2012 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed has directed to start shifting of underground utility lines at the site of Hotel Mehran Underpass so that construction work on this project could be initiated. He also instructed concerned department to re-organize the traffic management plan for vehicles passing through the site of this underpass at Sharea Faisal.
Addressing a meeting attended by Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan, DIG Traffic Khurram Gulzar, D.G Technical Services Altaf G. Memon, Dy. Commissioner South Mustafa Jamal Qazi, Dy. Commissioner Central Dr. Saif-ur-Rehman, concerned engineers, project directors, consultants and other officers he directed to construct this underpass in two phases. In the first work will be carried out on a track of the Sharea Faisal while this track will remain close for traffic on this track and the second track will be used for construction work after completion of work on first track.
He said the work on this project must continue round the clock and during holidays so that a portion of this project could complete in two to two and a half month’s time. He said the shifting of water and sewerage pipe lines beneath the site of project was very important and needs some time to complete hence the work on it must begin immediately.
DIG Traffic said the Sharea Faisal had lot of traffic pressure and its closure for traffic would cause trouble. The traffic diversion plan must therefore be prepared in such a way that other linking roads should not be affected during the work on this project.
Administrator Karachi said Karachi was the only city of the world where no mass transit system existed and this situation lead to traffic related problems. The shortage of public transport was also a reason of increase in the private vehicles plying on roads. It was suggested in the meeting that in order to avert traffic obstruction on both sites the work on Shaheen Complex Flyover and Mehran Hotel Flyover should not start simultaneously.
Administrator Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed said the shifting of water, sewerage, telephone and gas supply lines should begin in the first place whereas work on the second track of underpass at Mehran Hotel would be carried out after the completion of first track of this project.
He further said the funds were available for shifting of utility lines and the construction of flyover and underpass. Citizens would have to face some problems for a while but they would also get better travel facilities after the completion of these projects.
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