Karachi traffic woes to worsen due to new development spree


KARACHI: Residents can expect traffic woes to worsen in the next few months as the metropolis sees a fresh development spree starting this October, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has warned.

Speaking at an event earlier, Murad Ali Shah said new development projects will be underway from October this year to February 2018, as the provincial government starts work on flyovers and bridges in the megapolis.

He apologised in advance for the increased difficulties Karachiites will face due to the development work.

“I know, Karachi traffic is already bad, and I apologise in advance that it’s about to get worse [from October to February]. But insha’Allah, you will all see a more developed Karachi soon,” he added.

Officials earlier said that under the new scheme, 95pc work from Jinnah Terminal to Chakora Nala and Natha Khan has been completed.

They added that tenders for the Rs700 million Sunset-Gizri Boulevard flyover project and Rs1 billion interchange project near ICI bridge will be issued this week.

Other projects include construction of Khalid bin Waleed Chowk at Shaheed-e-Millat Road at an estimated cost of Rs1.5 billion, the technical evaluation report of which has been placed on SPPRA's website.

Construction work on Cantt Station road will begin from November 15.
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