KARACHI: The Sindh government has approved construction of two underpasses and a Korangi Causeway bridge to avoid severe traffic congestion in Karachi.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that he wanted to construct a bridge on the causeway so that flow of traffic and movement of the people could be easy and hassle free.
The chief minister said that destruction of Korangi Causeway by heavy torrential deluge had created serious problems for the people of Korangi. “It has completely disconnected Korangi from Defence area. The alternate route being used by the people of Korangi was passing through industrial area where traffic jam was a routine matter,” he admitted.
He worked out the map of the area and decided to prepare a detailed plan after adopting engineering solutions.
Murad Shah was told that the Yellow Line project had also suggested construction of a flyover from Baloch Colony bridge to Korangi. This would also cover the causeway. At this the chief minister directed the P&D department to consult with Yellow Line project people for construction of a bridge on the causeway. “I would prepare its sketch keeping in view all the traffic requirements of the area and hand over to the P&D for moving forward with their experts,” he said.
The Sindh CM said that there was a dire need of two underpasses, one on Abdullah Haroon Road at Metropole Hotel signal to make the traffic coming from Clifton for Saddar signal free and other one may be constructed at Avari Hotel towards Fatima Jinnah Road to give signal free passage to the traffic of Saddar towards Cantt station.
He directed Chairperson P&D Nahid Shah to prepare estimates and proposals for both the underpasses and submit him for further action.