One year on, Bahria Town flyover inaugurated in Karachi

Published: May 1, 2015
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After much opposition and controversy, the Bahria Town Flyover in Karachi’s Clifton area finally became operational on Friday.

The three projects, two underpasses and a flyover, costing Rs1.89 billion, have been built near Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s shrine in Clifton.

The projects were completed within one year despite the earlier promised six months owing to stay orders.

Inauguration ceremony at the Bahria Town underpass. PHOTO: YUSRA SALIM/ EXPRESS

Read: Urban environment : Two underpasses, one flyover part and parcel of Bahria Town project

Business tycoon Malik Riaz at the inauguration. PHOTO: YUSRA SALIM/ EXPRESS

The administrator of the project said Bahria Town financed these three projects to reduce the traffic burden around the shrine, Park Towers, 26th Street and Muhammad Bin Qasim Park.

PHOTO: AYESHA SALIM/EXPRESS

A labourer working with Bahria Town for years inaugurated the ceremony. Addressing the gathering at the inauguration ceremony, Malik Riaz urged courts to not issue stay orders for development projects.

PHOTO: AYESHA SALIM/EXPRESS

“There can only be development when judges stop issuing stay orders,” he said.

Read: Brand row: Court allows Bahria Town to keep its name

The upscale Clifton neighbourhood of the metropolis was virtually left in ruins ever since construction work on the flyover and two underpasses was stayed by the Sindh High Court (SHC).

Dug-up roads, mounds of earth and choked thorough fares and alleyways made life miserable for residents of Clifton and devotees, who flock to revered Sufi saint Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s shrine located in the locality.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • ZAK
    May 1, 2015 - 7:42PM

    Development projects of public interest must not be stopped.Recommend

  • Vego
    May 1, 2015 - 9:21PM

    The current ruling party in sindh enjoying its rule consecutively for the second tenure would never had completed such a beautiful project on account of the prevailing corruption mafia.
    Hope this project is kept in a maintainable condition.Recommend

  • Shahid
    May 1, 2015 - 9:23PM

    Long live Riaz malik.My vote for him for prime minister.Recommend

  • Dark Knight
    May 1, 2015 - 9:44PM

    Malik Riaz should be made CM Sindh!Recommend

  • Sukaina
    May 1, 2015 - 9:51PM

    As a resident of the area since 25 years I can only request that Malik Riaz now establish a proper sewage and garbage disposal system. The government functionaries are quite incapable of establishing one as witnessed by the mounds of garbage and sewage in the streets. Recommend

  • gul
    May 1, 2015 - 10:35PM

    @Dark Knight:
    Malik Riaz should be made COAS.Recommend

  • Salman
    May 2, 2015 - 11:15AM

    A labourer working with Bahria Town for years……..does he NOT have a name or putting a name of a poor person hurts you too much? Recommend

  • amir
    May 2, 2015 - 11:23AM

    Good work done. The Administration should be given to Malik Riaz. You will see in few years Karachi will be Singapore or Dubai.Recommend

  • uhk
    May 2, 2015 - 4:45PM

    why karachi cant be karachi why it has to be dubai or singapore or flan flan flan…..!Recommend

  • Maxx.
    May 2, 2015 - 8:01PM

    Seven months wasted due the stay orders by the SHC. This is how development is stopped by 200 years old, obsolete, redundant, and gross Anglo saxon property laws. When can we came up with something more relevant and modern. Recommend

  • Mohammad Anwar Farooqui
    May 4, 2015 - 3:00PM

    if Malik Riaq Prime Minister of Pakistan, Pakistan becone DubaiRecommend

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