Karachi mayor orders completion of uplift projects

KARACHI: Mayor Wasim Akhtar has directed concerned officials to expedite work on the pending uplift projects initiated during his tenure.

Wasim Akhtar ordered while initiating road construction and revamping of sewerage lines in Korangi 1/2, said a statement on Wednesday.

District Municipal Corporation Vice Chairman Syed Ahmar Ali, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Work Committee’s Chairman Hasan Naqvi, Senior Director Coordination Masood Alam, UC 35 Chairman S Moin and others were also present on the occasion.

Wasim Akhtar further said they would resolve local issues of Korangi, adding that it was necessary to fix sewerage issues before constructing a new road at Korangi 1/2.

The KMC initiated the work for fixing sewerage issues on its own, he added. He said road construction and revamping of sewerage lines would be completed within four months with a cost of Rs. 50 million.

“Road carpeting would be done from 7000 Road to 12000 Road,” Waseem Akhtar added. The Mayor said the collapsed sewerage system was the biggest issue of Korangi and the KMC tried to resolve the same despite limited resources.

Waseem Akhter said they were trying their best to deliver despite having limited resources. He said development works are being carried out at UC level across the city and the same would be completed soon to facilitate people.

The mayor said 62-acre Kidney Hill Park has been opened for public on Wednesday, adding that its land encroached when he took charged of the office.

He said, “I have given special attention towards historical places of the city and restored Empress Market, Karachi Zoo, Light House into their original position,” he added.

The Mayor said encroachments have been removed from Korangi and other parts of Karachi and the Anti-Encroachment operation will continue as illegal construction destroyed the face of the city.

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