Asad asks Sindh govt to utilize Rs700b allocated in the budget for Karachi.
Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar made this advice, while talking to the media in Karachi.
Asad asks Sindh govt to utilize Rs700b allocated in the budget
Earlier, he unveiled the plaque to commemorate the ground breaking of BRT Common Corridor. That spans from Taj Medical Complex to Municipal Park along M.A.Jinnah Road Karachi.
The minister said that the Sindh Government should utilize Rs700 billion earmarked in the provincial budget for the projects in Karachi.
Meanwhile, along with him, Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail unveiled the plaque to commemorate the opening of Grade Works of BRT Common Corridor.
That relates to Underground facilities at Naumaish M.A. Jinnah Road.
Asad Umar noted the Green Line project as a milestone for a modern transport system in Karachi.
Furthermore, he hoped completion of the Green Line project by the middle of the next year.
He said that the people would witness the Green Line on the roads in the middle of 2021.
Moreover, federal minister appreciated Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Limited (SIDCL).
Besides, he also praised Planning Development and Special Initiatives Division.
He hailed their hard work and dedication in execution of the Green Line project.
The federal minister also spoke about the Karachi Transformation Plan.
Good progress made on all the federal projects in Karachi
He said that good progress made on all the projects in Karachi for which the federal government was responsible.
He also hailed ongoing fast-pace work on the K-4 project, two projects of railways, KCR and Freight Corridor from Karachi Port to Pippri.
Asad Umar further appreciated the Green Line project in the last phase of its implementation.
He said that work was also underway on the cleaning of drains in Karachi to permanently settle the problem of de-watering after rain.
The Minister noted ongoing removal of encroachments’ initial phase. That includes cleaning of nullahs for which the Sindh Government has started work from Mehmoodabad area.
He said as soon as the encroachments were removed from the nullahs, the Federal government would launch work on it.
Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail also spoke.
He said that the inauguration of the first mass transit project of Sindh would be performed between July to September 2021 and Prime Minister Imran Khan, as per his promise was expected to perform its inauguration in Karachi.