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Shahrah Faisal to get U-Turn at Natha Khan: Wahab

Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab visited East district to survey the progress of different projects on Sunday.

He was accompanied by Special Assistant to Chief Minister Iqbal Sandh, Karachi Development Authority chief engineer and other officials.

Wahab inspected the progress of the ongoing construction work on a drainage line by the Natha Khan bridge.

He said an extra lane will be built on the road passing through the area adding that a U-turn will also be constructed on Shahrae Faisal near the bridge to facilitate commuters.

He visited the nearby sites on which beautification work is being carried out; he was briefed about it by relevant officials.

Wahab said the Sindh government is carrying out large scale work for Karachi’s development. He said road repairs were underway along with other projects.

“We own this city and will solve its citizen’s problems on a priority basis,” he said.

Food Street

Earlier
this week, the Sindh government announced it will establish a food street at
Boat Basin in Clifton.

Wahab
visited Boat Basin on Friday and reviewed the ongoing development works at the
site. He issued directives to renovate the area and start the construction
work. A walking track and more facilities would be built too at the food
street.

Sindh CM
Special Assistant Waqar Mehdi told SAMAA Digital that the tender of the food
street will be issued next week on Monday.

Mehdi said
the PPP-led Sindh government is making efforts to build Karachi by establishing
recreational and amusement sites, where people can enjoy their leisure time.

The special
assistant said the project will be completed in seven to eight months.

“The road
leading to the food street would be made one way with the entry point starting
from Nehr-e-Khayyam and exit point near KFC Clifton,” Mehdi added.

The food
street would be a traffic-free zone, he shared.

Pedestrian
bridges would be constructed from one side to another at the food street for
the visitors, and lights would be set up to beautify it. Benches, fancy lamps,
and canopy kiosks will be installed too.

Boat Basin
is home to some of the most famous restaurants and fast food outlets in
Karachi. It is expected to become the city’s second food street after Burnes
Road.

Both of
them are located in the South district.

Wahab was
appointed administrator of KMC on August 5. He was appointed following orders
by Pakistan People’s Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

He also
serves as the adviser to the Sindh chief minister and Sindh government
spokesperson.

Wahab has been tasked to fix the local development-related issues, especially the functioning of the KMC. He replaces former KMC administrator Laeeq Ahmed.

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