Old and new projects: Sindh earmarks Rs880m for city

Roads to be fixed in several parts of Karachi.

Ppi October 12, 2011

KARACHI: The Sindh government has given the city government a grant of Rs880 million out of its total allocation of Rs2 billion under the ‘Karachi Package’ for 2011-12.

“[It is] for the completion of 17 development schemes, as work on many of them has already started,” confirmed Executive District Officer Altaf G. Memon while talking to PPI.

A remaining Rs1.1 billion would be sent in the first quarter of next year. Memon assured the funds would not be slashed.

The major schemes to be completed include a road from the Met Office department to the Super Highway, an access road to Bilawal House, the renovation of Hub River road, improving roads in Blocks 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 of Scheme 7 Clifton, widening the bridge over the Gujjar and Orangi nullahs, Manghopir Road in Surjani Town and an improvement of drains from Shahra-e Noor Jehan to Ziauddin hospital.

According to the Sindh budget, Rs2.2 billion is for the Lyari, Keamari, Malir and rural Karachi packages.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 12th, 2011.


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