KARACHI: Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui said on Wednesday that KMC had decided to include more than 100 uplift schemes worth over Rs 13 billion in the budget for next financial year including construction of seven flyovers and three major roads in different areas of Karachi.
This he said while addressing a review meeting on uplift projects here, which was attended by acting financial advisor Munawwar Imam, Director General Technical Services Niaz Ahmed Soomro, Senior Director CSR Muhammad Rehan Khan, Senior Director Health Dr Salma Kausar, Senior Director Transport & Communication Muhammad Athar and other concerned officers.
During the meeting officers concerned gave detailed briefing on the current development projects and planning for next financial year.
The administrator Karachi urged the officers to play active role in the completion of development schemes within the scheduled time and submit the final documents by 15th May.
He said the development projects for next financial year should be planned in accordance with the actual needs of the city so that all areas of the city could get development activities on equal basis.
Farooqui said KMC would start work on the 6th signal free corridor of Karachi during the next financial year which include the construction of four flyovers and reconstruction of roads and beautification works on a corridor from Sher Shah Suri Road, Board Office to Nagan Chowrangi, Board Office Chowrangi, KDA Chowrangi, Water Pump Chowrangi and Sakhi Hasan Chowrangi whereas other flyovers will be built on two swords roundabout Clifton, Chowdhry Khaliq-uz-Zaman Road, Punjab Chowrangi, and Korangi Crossing.
He said reconstruction and repairing of Sharae Faisal from Mehran Hotel till Jinnah Terminal and Tariq Road were also planned for next fiscal year along with the channelization of drains and more than 20 street lights schemes.
He said improvement in the sports, recreation and transport sector was also planned to provide better facilities to citizens. The administrator said KMC spends huge sums on health care and municipal facilities in Karachi, therefore, the officers must take the ground realities under consideration while planning for uplift works and give preference to urgent needs of the city.
He said the government was ready to give all possible funds if the officers work hard and give full attention to the projects and revive the tradition of completion of development works on time.