KARACHI: Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhter Farooqui on Tuesday has directed parks, technical services and municipal services department to immediately begin the beautification work of Corridor-I.
Farooqui has directed for the repairing, patch-working and carpeting of all roads, flyovers, underpasses, filling of potholes, tree plantation & greenery around central tracks, removal of garbage and waste and maintenance of street lights on the corridor.
He directed this while inspecting both sides of Corridor-I during a detailed visit from Karsaz to SITE with Director General Parks & Technical Services Niaz Ahmed Soomro and other officers of municipal services, parks and works department.
The administrator also visited Liaquatabad and Nazimabad underpasses for inspecting rain water drainage system where he was informed that all the arrangements for drainage of water were almost completed. A team deputed for the purpose was working on daily basis on the underpasses.
Farooqui expressed annoyance and said that all the work must be completed as early as possible and drainage pumps should be kept in ready condition. He said all of this should have been done until before. He said drainage pipes must be cleaned completely and he would again check those locations the other day.
He warned action against the concerned officer in case of staying of rainwater in underpasses.
He said the repairing and maintenance of roads, bridges, flyovers and underpasses was started in the city whereas work on new and ongoing development works would speed up during fiscal year 2014-15 along with focus on the repairing of all cracked and broken roads, filling of potholes, lifting and disposal of garbage and construction waste and other such works. That work had been begun from Corridor-I.
He said replacement of curb stones must be done on the whole corridor from Shara-e-Faisal to SITE along with the filling of potholes and carpeting and patch-working wherever it required.
Farooqui said work on the beautification of Corridor-II and III and other major roads would be carried out after the completion of work on Corridor-I.