KARACHI: Taking notice of careless attitude in repairing and patchwork of the city roads, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Administrator and Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, has directed Technical Services Department to expedite carpeting and patchwork of 29 KMC roads.
“The chief engineer concerned will have to face the action if trenches or cracks are found on roads. Complete list of the roads where carpeting and patchwork had already been completed should be submitted to the Administrator’s Secretariat,” he said during a review meeting of the ongoing road carpeting and patchwork in the city.
Administrator Karachi said the resources provided for the above works must be utilized correctly and this should prove beneficial for the citizens. He also directed the department to carry out road repairing works rightly after the Sehri time due to the rush on roads and commercial centers in the last ten days of Ramazan.
Siddiqui said he would himself inspect those roads after Eid-ul-Fitr and check them. He also instructed that streetlights should be installed as soon as possible on the newly constructed road of Safoora.
Director General Technical Services Niaz Ahmed Soomro while giving a detailed briefing on the road repairing works informed that the present carpeting and patch work would continue after Eid-ul-Fitr and a total of 29 KMC roads would be repaired and carpeted round the clock basis.
So far work on following roads has been completed to a great extent. These roads includes Gulshan Chowrangi, Rashid Minhas Road, Sohrab Goth, Bambino Cinema, Sindh Assembly Road, Sindh Secretariat Road, Preedy Street near parking plaza, roads around Old KMC building, Karimabad Bridge Shahra-e-Pakistan, Hawksbay Road, Gulbai to Mauripur Grex Village, Hub River Road, Shershah crossing to Muwach Goth, Sher Shah Road Shershah Chowrangi to Kabari Bazar bridge, Manghopir road to Banaras Chowk, Ibn-e-Sina Road Liaquatabad No 10 to Orangi Nullah Bridge, Metric Board Office Chowrangi to Abdullah College Paposh Nagar, road around Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, road behind A O Clinic and Annu Bhai Stadium, internal road in front of Liaquatabad Town Office, Muslimabad road, Shahra-e-Pakistan from Sohrab Goth to Karimabad, Rashid Minhas Road, Sharah-e-Pakistan to Shafiq Morr near Edhi Morgue, University Rod from NED University to Safoora Chowrangi, SM Taufiq Rod, Abul Hasan Ispahani Road, Shabbir Ahemed Usmani Road, Internal Road of Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Mausamyat Chowrangi, Junction Road Liaquatabad No 10 Bridge, Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi Road (Agha Khan hospital i.e Bahadurabad), Kashmir road, Khalid Bin Walid Road, Tariq Road, Shaheed-e-Millat Road, Expressway both tracks, Jahangir Road from Teen Hatti to Gurumandir, Nishter Road from Lasbella to Mazar Shareef Garden, Business Recorder Road from Patel para, Garden road from MA Jinnah Road to Karachi Zoo via Makki Masjid, Nishter Road from Karachi Zoo to Nigar Cinema, MA Jinnah Road from Numaish Chowrangi to Tower, road around Saddar Cooperative Market, Agha Khan Road, Kemari Road near Netti Jetti to Gaban Shah Mazar, MR Kayani Road from Shaheen Complex to Saddar via Assembly building, Coast Guards Office road to Burns Road via High Court, Korangi 5000 road, 9000 road,3000 road, Causeway road to Brooks Chowrangi, 8000 road from Brooks Chowrangi to Dawood Chowrangi, Sharah-e-Altaf, Korangi Crossing 12000 Road junction, PAF Road Ibrahim Haidery, 12000 Road Landhi and Korangi, National Highway Malir 15 to Quaidabad Sweedish Technical College via Malir Court, Mehran Highway Hospital Chowrangi to Cattle Colony, Shara-e-Noor Jehan North Nazimabad, Bath Island roads and Azeempura Road Shah Faisal Colony.