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KMC to undertake street-paving project in Korangi’s UC 10

By Our Correspondent
March 19, 2024
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) building in Karachi. — Facebook/Karachi Metropolitan Corporation/File
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) building in Karachi. — Facebook/Karachi Metropolitan Corporation/File

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Monday announced plans to pave 2,087 square feet of streets in UC 10 in District Korangi at a projected cost of Rs80 million.

Mayor Barrister Murtaza Wahab emphasised that development initiatives would be carried out across all seven districts of Karachi. Additionally, he spoke of upcoming healthcare services, including dental surgery, orthopedic treatments, and diabetes management at Sarfaraz Rafiqi Hospital in the coming week.

Wahab inaugurated the community support programme’s pavement and renovation works in Korangi Town on Sunday, alongside notable figures including Member Provincial Assembly Farooq Awan, Mayor Karachi Spokesperson for Political Affairs Karamullah Waqasi, UC10 Chairman Habib, Korangi District President Javed, City Councilor Afsheen Shah, and other local leaders.

Addressing the ceremony, Wahab expressed confidence in the unified efforts of federal, provincial, and local governments, assuring uninterrupted progress in development works. He outlined a vision for significant transformation in Karachi over the next three and a half years, promising improved infrastructure, water supply, sewerage, street lights, bridges, and flyovers to enhance citizen facilities.

Highlighting completed projects such as the 16,000 Road of Korangi and the flyover at Korangi number 2 ½, Wahab stressed the importance of prioritising pedestrian footpaths and traffic flow. He urged responsible usage of public spaces within the KMC jurisdiction to minimise disruptions.

The mayor also disclosed plans for the construction of Mehrun Nisaa Hospital Road in UC-10, with preparations already underway. He reiterated ongoing efforts to address Karachi’s water supply issues, including desalination projects, aiming for significant improvement within the next two years. He also emphasised the accelerated pace of work on the Karachi Institute of Heart Disease (KIV) project.