Monday, February 8, 2010

CITY NAZIM REVIEW PACE OF WORK ON CORRIDOR-IV

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that work on three more flyovers on Sharae Faisal will begin in few days while already four flyovers were under construction on this corridor to make it signal free all the way from Jinnah Bridge to Quaidabad. Completion of this corridor would provide signal free journey from Steel Town to Jinnah Bridge Kemari.

He expressed these views during a meeting to review the pace of work on development projects of signal free corridor –IV. It was also decided to continue work on these projects on 24 hours basis and without any break.
Addressing the meeting City Nazim said that despite of financial constraints and other odds signal free corridor-IV will be opened for traffic after completion of its projects in least possible time. He said that all these projects hold much importance with regard to traffic problems in the city. Citizens were facing problems due to heavy load of traffic on Sharae Faisal besides this corridor also connects both sea ports, airport and steel mills with each other. Completion of this project would provide great boost to business and commercial activities in Karachi and that would be beneficial for citizens.

City Nazim observed that regular traffic jam at various points of this corridor especially near Hotel Reagent Plaza was causing much inconvenience to people in their access to five important hospitals including Jinnah Hospital and NICVD. He said that the construction of flyover at this junction would ensure hurdle free route for ambulances.

He also directed that work on all the projects of this corridor must continue round the clock, adding that he will himself pay surprise visit to the site of work in night hours and all those officers and representative of contractor firm will have to face strict action if they found guilty of delay in work or negligence. He also instructed Finance and Planning Department to ensure timely provision of required resources for these projects so that the work could be carried on smoothly.