No repair to battered road despite passage of one month


Karachi: A battered road being used by hundreds of thousands of Karachiites is yet to be repaired despite passage of more than one month.

The Mosimyat section of the Main University Road was damaged due to leaking water and gutter lines one month ago and still needs urgent repair to facilitate commuters and motorists.

Hundreds of thousands of motorists and commuters face immense problems due to the delayed repair of this section of University Road. The civic authorities have failed to repair a miles long stretch of Main University Road that is heavily damaged due to potholes and cracks. To make things even worse dozens of roadside eateries and hundreds of pushcarts and roadside vendors have occupied a major portion of the road, causing more problems for citizens.

The busy road linking the Karachi University Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre to Safoora Chowrangi is in a very bad shape caused by potholes, cracks and ditches. The road has also developed cracks because of the use of substandard material in its construction and repair.

Frequent traffic jams have been witnessed every day, while the worst affected includes students and teachers of the Karachi University. Encroachment of the road by restaurants, vendors and shopkeepers is yet another menace which the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) had yet to remove.

The citizens have requested the Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro to pay a personal visit to the area and order unclogging of the chocked water and gutter lines, removal of encroachments, besides repair, widening and reconstruction of the road and placing barriers on it to check encroachments and flow of traffic.

The road also links the city to the Malir Cantonment and Jinnah Airport besides providing an alternate approach to the Superhighway.

The citizens have requested the Local Government Department and KMC to order repair the road without further delay.