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November 8, 2016

LEW’s north-bound portion to be completed by March 2017, says Ebad


November 8, 2016

Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has said that the north-bound portion of the Lyari Expressway project will be completed by March 2017 for opening it to vehicular traffic.

He was speaking at a briefing given to him on Monday on the work being carried out on the north-bound portion of the Lyari Expressway (LEW) and Green Line and Orange Line components of Bus Rapid Transit Service in Karachi.

The governor said that work on the north-bound portion had started after a gap of eight years in March this year and it was being carried out in a speedy manner so as to resolve traffic issues in Karachi.

The governor was informed that the right of way had been secured to build the remaining part of LEW’s north-bound portion from Sindhi Hotel to Teen Hatti in Liaquatabad.

The deputy commissioner of the West district said he had handed over the land under his jurisdiction to the Frontier Works Organisation required to build the remaining part of the project.

The deputy commissioner of the Central district said that the required portion of land in his district would be handed over soon to the FWO.

The governor was also informed that work on the board office, KDA Chowrangi, Five Star, and Sakhi Hassan intersections of Green Line BRTS would be completed by March next year, while work on Orange Line of BRTS would be completed by February 2017.

Speaking to media persons, he negated the impression that the proposed project of the Karachi Circular Railway had been abandoned altogether as a feasibility study for the project had been conducted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, which would soon bring forth the results.

Khan directed Karachi’s deputy mayor, Dr Arshad Vohra, to monitor the development works being carried out in the city. He told him he could contact him anytime to resolve any issues about the completion of those projects.

He said development works being carried in the city, whether by the federal and provincial governments or by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporations, were all projects of Karachi as they would ultimately be run by the elected representatives of the people. 

Karachi unrest 

The governor said that law-enforcement agencies, while conducting the ongoing operation, had full regard and respect for sacred places as their personnel were also Muslims like the rest of the people.

Sindh governor stated this on Monday while talking to newsmen as he along with Deputy Mayor of the City Arshad Vohra and other senior city’s officials inspected sites of major development works being carried out in Karachi.

He said that if any of the concerned quarters had any complaint about the conduct of the LEAs during the targeted operation in Karachi, there were forums available to lodge complaints.

The governor said that all the required steps would be taken to ensure law and order and peace in the city and the rest of the province.

He said that targeted operation would continue against criminals on most indiscriminate lines.

He said that no obstacle would be tolerated in the way of providing due relief to masses as it was vision of both Sindh and federal governments to extend benefits to people on maximum possible basis.

He said that elements behind the recent incidents of target killings in the city on a sectarian basis, which were remnants of the hitherto active terrorists, would soon be apprehended as other such criminal elements perpetrating heinous crimes had been arrested in the past.

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