‘Renovation, beautification of bridges under way’ – Newspaper

KARACHI: City administrator and commissioner Iftikhar Ali Shallwani on Sunday said that renovation works of Teen Hatti bridge would be completed soon.

“Keeping in view the importance of the bridge, Victorian-style street lights are being installed while tiles are also being affixed and iron railing have already been installed along both sides of the bridge,” he said, adding that the area would become more beautiful as plantation on green belts would be done.

The administrator said this while speaking at a meeting of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s works department held to review the ongoing uplift and renovation of roads and flyovers and replacement of expansion joints.

He said that the KMC was utilising all resources to carry out uplift works in the city. “The busy roads are being renovated on a priority basis,” he said, adding that the purpose of replacing expansion joints and construction of roads was to ensure a smooth flow of traffic.

Mr Shallwani said that after renovation works, the Teen Hatti bridge would become a model bridge and more bridges would be renovated on the same pattern, if the people liked it.

He directed the works department to use standard material for long lasting results.

The administrator said that more schemes would be initiated under the Annual Development Programme and delayed projects of last tenure would be given priority.

Published in Dawn, November 30th, 2020

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