KARACHI: Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town has started the construction of the elevated U-turn part of the Signal Free Corridor-III that falls in the town’s limits and was allocated as a part of the mega project from Safari Park on the main University Road till the end of Safoora Goth.
In this regard, a bridge would be built near Samama Shopping Mall, at a cost of Rs 250 million, another bridge on the Abul Hassan Ispahani Road at a cost of Rs 130 million, said Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town Nazim Muhammad Wasay Jalil while visiting the site on Sunday.
Talking to Daily Times, Jalil revealed that the reconstruction of the Siraj-ud-Daula Road has also been started at a cost of Rs 30 million in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town Union Council No 10. The reconstruction is being carried out under the sponsorship of National Assembly member from constituency NA-252, Rasheed Godial. The project would also cover the establishment of a Green Belt, pavements, parking lots and the installation of streetlights.
Jalil, while talking to Daily Times, during his visit of Siraj-ud-Daula Road on Friday, stated that the town has also started the carpeting of around 125,000 square feet of roads in various streets of UC No 7 and 10. He went on to say that Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town has completed almost 70 percent of development work, while a PC-I has also been prepared for the improvement of Gulistan-e-Jauhar.
Sources privy to the development projects that are in the offing have told Daily Times that Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousuf Raza Gilani has approved Rs 2.2 billion for the development of Gulistan-e-Jauhar. In this regard, a delegation of Haq Parast MNAs had also called on the PM last week seeking funds for Gulistan-e-Jauhar.
Meanwhile, the Landhi Town acting nazim has taken stern action over reports regarding the dumping of garbage on streets in certain union councils. On Sunday, he made a surprise visit to various UCs and issued directives to UC nazims concerned to ensure cleanliness and sanitation at any cost. He urged the people of the area to dispose garbage properly.
Jamshed Town Nazim Javed Ahmed has inaugurated Ghausia Family Park in PECHS UC No 6. The Ghausia Family Park and playground stretches over 42,684 square feet and has been established at a cost of Rs 3.3 million.
Ahmed said that despite there being no Haq Parast UC Nazims in UC No 6 and 7, Jamshed Town has spent Rs 4 million on several development works.