Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved the alignment project pertaining to the two-kilometre-long Ghotki-Kandhkot Bridge, a news source reported. He gave the approval after consulting the relevant experts while presiding over a joint meeting of the Irrigation, Water Experts, Consultants, Works Department Engineers and locals of the Kandhkot-Kashmore District.
CM Shah directed the Works & Services and Irrigation departments to send the project to the Indus River Commission (IRC) for approval. It was revealed that the work on the project would begin immediately afterwards.
The experts attending the meeting noted that water had spilled over the Tori Bund during the 2010 floods. For this purpose, the CM also directed to strengthen the embankments situated near the bridge.
He stated that the bridge would facilitate transport across Punjab-Sindh-Balochistan, along with the people residing in nearby districts and provinces.
The Ghotki-Kandhkot Bridge is located 60 kilometres upstream of the Sukkur Barrage. The project’s model study proposed the length of the bridge as two kilometres, while its width as nine kilometres. This indicated that the bridge will comprise of four lanes of two kilometres each, along with five-kilometre approaching roads on both sides.