KARACHI: Administrator Murtaza Wahab inspecting ongoing repair work of Mohsin Bhopali Underpass during his visit to Central District Nazimabad.–NNI


KARACHI   -   Karachi Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that road was being reconstructed at Mohsin Bhopali underpass in Nazimabad.

“The long standing problem of drainage of rainwater in the underpass is also being solved. Another promise from the people of Central District is about to be fulfilled. Repair of Mohsin Bhopali Underpass will facilitate transportation to the site and people of Central District. It will also reduce travel time,” the Administrator expressed these views while inspecting the ongoing repair work of Mohsin Bhopali Underpass during his visit to Central District Nazimabad, said a statement on  Thursday.

Concerned officers of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation were also present on the occasion. Administrator Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that the problems faced by the citizens were being addressed. He said that earlier, there were road breakdowns and drainage problems which caused difficulties to the traffic passing through this underpass.

He added that taking note of this, it was decided to start work immediately and now the process of paving the road was underway.

The Administrator said that there were also complaints of flooding in the underpass during rains due to faulty drainage system but now it was being fixed. He said that other underpasses and bridges located in Central District were also being improved. “The expansion joints of the bridges are being replaced and repaired. It is gratifying that underground drainage works are being completed before the construction of all the roads construction in Karachi so that later sewerage overflow can be prevented,” he added.

Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that there is scope to improve the infrastructure of Karachi and every effort is being made by the city administration to keep the main roads and arteries in good condition.

“In particular, maintenance of underpasses and flyovers is underway to maintain the flow of traffic,” he added. He said that construction of several major roads in different parts of the city has been completed during last few months and work on Sher Shah Road and other roads in the site area from Machli Chowk to KANUPP is in progress. He further said that repair work of Shahra-e-Noor Jahan and Jahangir Road was also being started.

Karachi administrator approves Rs22m fire risk allowance

Karachi Administrator and Sindh governments Spokesman Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Thursday approved payment of fire risk allowance to KMC fire brigade employees.

Fire brigade employees will be paid more than Rs22 million in the form of fire risk allowance. A request was made by the fire brigade department to provide fire risk allowance to the officers and employees on fire duty in the city. It was decided to give fire risk allowance to the fire brigade employees.

Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that all issues of fire brigade department including payment of fire risk allowance were being solved. He said that fire risk allowance was the right of the employees of the fire brigade department and they were being given their right.

“Firefighters are tasked with immediately extinguishing fires anywhere in the city and they are protecting the lives and property of citizens,” he added. The Administrator said that fire brigade was the most important need of a big metropolitan city like Karachi.