KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Local Government and Health Syed Awais Muzaffar performed the ground breaking of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Flyover and Madar-e-Jamhooriat Underpass in a ceremony held in the Chief Minister House. He also handed over 24 ambulances to administration of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation.
Muzaffar on this occasion said completion of these projects would bring considerable relief for traffic on these locations. He said though the completion period for these projects was eight months, all efforts will be made to finish this work in six months. He said the Provincial government and KMC trying to complete the ongoing development projects as soon as possible so that the people could get maximum facilities.
Administrator Karachi while giving a briefing said the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Flyover will be built on the roundabout of Shaheen Complex with an estimated cost of Rs536million. The length of the bridge will be 175 meters. The Madar-e-Jamhooriat Underpass will be constructed near Hotel Mehran at Sharae Faisal with an estimated cost of Rs459million. The total length of this underpass will be 338 meters. Both these projects were funded by Government of Sindh and would have the completion period of 8 months each.
He said the 24 new ambulances, which had been procured with a cost of Rs20 million, would be given to 13 major hospitals of KMC including Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases, Karachi Medical & Dental College, Sobhraj Maternity Home Hospital, Leprosy Hospital Manghopir, Cardiac Emergency Centers of Landhi and Shah Faisal Colony, Sarfaraz Rafiqui Shaheed Hospital, Pak Colony Maternity Home, Gizri Maternity Home and other hospitals whereas an ambulance each will be stationed at the dispensary of Chief Minister House and Governor House.
Those who were present on this occasion include Provincial Minister for Information Sharjeel Inam Memon, Minister for Katchi Abadi Sindh Javed Nagori, Senator Saeed Ghani, Metropolitan Commissioner Samiuddin Siddiqui, Director General Engineering KMC Niaz Ahmed Soomro, Sr Director Municipal Services Masood Alam, Sr Director Medical Services Dr Muhammad Ali Abbasi, Project Directors and other officers.