Karachi: According to media sources, prime minister Imran Khan visited Karachi on Tuesday (August 10) and was briefed on the status of current projects under the Karachi Transformation Plan.
Imran Ismail, Governor of Sindh, Zubaida Jalal, Minister of Defense Production, Syed Ali Zaidi, Minister of Maritime Affairs, Azam Swati, Minister of Railways, Asad Umar, and other important officials attended the meeting.
The PM was briefed on the rehabilitation of three nullahs, Orangi, Gujjar, and Mahmoodabad, as well as the restoration of two rivers, Lyari and Malir, during the meeting. The PM was also informed on the construction of roads along the nullahs, the installation of a sewerage system, and utility relocation.
Furthermore, the Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) stated that the nullahs’ NED research had been done and that an anti-encroachment campaign was underway. It was also stated that work on the RCC walls at the other two nullahs will pick up. By June 2022, the remaining civil works are expected to be finished.
The KCR project entails the development of a 43-kilometer long, low-cost mass transit system that will run on environmentally friendly electric trains. The project will be floated in the market in November 2021, once the Public-Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) approves the draft feasibility study.
The Chairman of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) notified the PM that the K-IV project’s joint cross-sectional research had been completed up to 85 kilometers. The final design is expected to be completed by October 2021, according to reports. The civil works, on the other hand, are expected to begin in February of next year and be completed in October of 2023.