Friday, February 13, 2009

Lyari Expressway to be completed in six months

Karachi—Work on North-bound section of Lyari Expressway project is being hindered by delay in handing over of right of way (ROW) to National Highway Authority (NHA) by the City District Government of Karachi.

A source in NHA told APP on Thursday if ROW is cleared, the NHA can complete the project within six months.He said as compared to Southern section possession of land for the Northern section has proved more problematic. He said at present ROW for 12 kilometres portion has been handed over while over four kilometres section has still not been cleared.Structures like bridges and culverts etc have been built in the cleared section and earth work completed, he added.The source said that after inauguration of South-bound section the people have started experiencing the benefits flowing from it, and hoped the momentum for the north-bound expressway will be generated. The work was entrusted to NHA and the Frontier Works Organization was appointed contractor for Lyari Expressway Project.

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