Saturday, February 14, 2009

Manghopir to N Nazimabad Road to be opened in 2 months: Mustafa Kamal

City Nazim Mustafa Kamal has said that a new road is being constructed after cutting through the mountains of the Manghopir area, which will be open for vehicular movement within the next two months.

The people of Orangi Town will have an alternative route from Banaras Chowk to North Nazimabad via Shahra-e-Noor Jahan and other parts of the city. On the other hand, the Banaras Chowk flyover, which is almost complete, will provide signal free access while eliminating traffic jams. Kamal stated this during his visit to these sites on Thursday.

Kamal was briefed on the two projects and was told that the road through the mountains has cost Rs 775 million. The carpeting process on both sides of the road started on Friday, while construction of pavements on both sides of the road will also be completed.

The construction cost of the road is Rs 300 million, while the remaining Rs 474 million has been spent on the mountain cutting work. Another road, one-and-a-half kilometer in length, from Manghopir to Shahra-e-Noor Jahan, will also be completed within one month. Those families whose houses were demolished to make way for the construction of the road were given compensation money according to their demands, claimed Kamal.

Kamal further said that the City District Government Karachi has introduced many development projects for the people of Orangi Town, Baldia Town and has spent Rs 920 million on water schemes, while spending Rs 100 million on water pumping stations in the locality so that people can get potable water at their doorstep. In Qasba Colony, development projects worth Rs 600 million have been initiated, while the CDGK has spent billions of rupees to upgrade these areas, said Kamal.(DT)

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