Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday said that traffic jams and dull traffic flow on the major roads of the city during rush hours were indicators of poor traffic management and planning, a news source reported. As per the publication, he ordered the authorities concerned to develop a new traffic plan to manage the traffic flow in Saddar, Clifton, and II Chundrigar Road.
He expressed his views on the matter during a meeting held discuss new traffic management plans. Advisor to the CM on Law Murtaza Wahab, Minister for Local Government Nasir Shah, Principal Secretary to the CM Sajid Jamal Abro, and Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shahlwani were all present on the occasion.
The commissioner briefed the chief minister about one-way traffic options, the proposal to replace old traffic signals with new ones, and other relevant solutions to this effect.
In response, CM Shah stated that by declaring Club Road as a one-way route would not solve the problem and a holistic approach was needed to eliminate traffic jams and congestion ‘from II Chundrigar Road to Shaheen Complex, Shaheen Complex to Fuwara Chowk, Fuwara Chowk to Metropole corner towards Sharea Faisal and towards Clifton and at Avari Towers’.
Shah gave orders to the officials concerned to assess the traffic situation in the aforementioned areas, study roads, and to prepare a viable plan to fix traffic issues within a time frame of three months.