Karachi: Administrator KMC Muhammad Hussain Syed has said that Banaras Flyover will be opened for two way traffic this week. Work on adjoining roads, Abdullah College Roundabout and shifting of water and sewerage lines underway according to schedule which will also complete soon.
He said this while talking to Director General Technical Services Altaf G. Memon and other officers of Works and Services about development works of ongoing projects especially Banaras Flyover. He also directed to complete the road on Abdullah College Roundabout on preferential basis so that the flow of surrounding traffic could be maintained.
Following the directive of Administrator Karachi D.G Technical Services along with Chief Engineer West and other concerned staff reviewed the construction work of adjoining roads at Banaras Flyover. Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed also instructed to finish the shifting of underground water and sewerage lines within two days so that the construction of road could complete as soon as possible. D.G Technical Services Altaf G.
Memon on this occasion informed that the pace of development work on both the ends of Banaras Flyover from Abdullah Girls College to Orangi Town No.5 and the repairing and reconstruction of roads beneath the flyover and the U turn was satisfactory while the shifting of water and sewerage pipe lines will also be done in two days.
He said that the shifting of underground utility lines would make this road durable in future. Besides this the whole area will be made beautiful and concrete. Administrator Karachi said that in order to solve the traffic problems in this whole area, the construction of adjoining roads was made part of the project which would solve these problems of whole area at the same time.
This is the first flyover constructed in Pakistan which has the length of 1644 meter and a width of 24 to 27 meter. A total of 862 pillars and 350 girders have been used in its construction. He said that the journey of progress in Karachi will continue and the KMC was making all possible efforts to speed it up. The opening of Banaras Flyover for two way traffic would provide lot of convenience to millions of people residing in nearby localities.
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