Irshad Salim — Pakistan Peoples Party leader Bilawal Bhutto promised Saturday to develop Karachi to turn it into a modern and fully developed city.
He said while commissioning the Shahra-e-Faisal underpass — named after slain PPP front ranker Munawwar Suharwardy, that Share Faisal — key artery of the metropolis, will be made signal free, as residents will be able to travel from Hotel Metopole to the airport without any let or hindrance.
The PPP chairperson said the party was constructing underpasses, overhead bridges and roads throughout the megacity — Pakistan’s economic capital. “Now the problem of cleanliness in the city is also being addressed,” he said.
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The Rs.66 crore newly-constructed under-pass in 4 months according to media reports, is 412 meter long, and includes the 52 meters long tunnel. The underpass has been lit beautifully for drivers at night.
Special arrangements have been made to drain water out to ensure its unhindered functioning during rains.
“I am clarifying to everyone that the underpass has an efficient drainage system and rainwater would not accumulate inside it,” said Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah while addressing on the occasion. The CM also announced to reconstruct Drigh Road Flyover. “I think its alignment is defective, therefore it would be reconstructed with a new alignment,” he said.