Karachi: City administrator Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Sunday (August 8) announced the construction of an 8.8-kilometer-long road along the Malir river and a bridge across the waterway — with the project aimed at connecting the Malir District with the M9, news sources reported. The venture is expected to be completed within two months and will reduce the travel time between the Malir district, Malir Cantt, Karachi airport and Shahrah-e-Faisal.
This project is part of the provincial government’s commitment to resolving four major issues facing the city: water, sewerage, sanitation and transport. In this regard, the city administrator stated that various initiatives were currently underway that were eventually expected to result in a substantial transformation of the city — with some of these schemes directly under the authority of the province’s chief minister. The administration has also asked the various government departments concerned to submit their plans for improving the city within 30 days.
Reportedly, construction work in different locations of the city, including Manora, is expected to be completed soon — with eateries to be established along the Manora Road to offer people greater recreational opportunities.