Karachi, November 06, 2012 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed has said that the construction work of remaining portion of Jail Chowrangi flyover would start just after the construction of residential flats for staff inside the boundary of Central Prison which was underway and the shifting of residents would start would start in next 20 days.
Administrator Karachi said this while paying a detailed visit to development works in the city where he was accompanied by Director General Technical Services Altaf G. Memon, Senior Director Transport and Commission Muhammad Ather, Director Machine Pool Noman Arshad, Chief Officer Gulshan Town Shafiq-ur-Rehman and other officers.
He said that the construction work of jail Chowrangi flyover was delayed due to the residence of jail staff who had to be shifted in newly constructed flats with a cost Rs175million. He said that 80 flats of 700 square feet in Type-A for the jail staff were constructed whereas 10 flats of 1100 square feet in Type-B and 6 flats of 1550 square feet were constructed. He said the construction of loop of Jail Chowrangi would affect I.G office therefore an I.G office consists of 13621 square feet had also been constructed.
He said that 5 weeks would be required in shifting and collapsing the old flats which are coming in the loop of Jail Chowrangi flyover and after it the construction work of turning loop from Jail Chowrnagi to University Road would start.
He said that the jail officers were fully cooperating in shifting of houses and construction of flats and shifting of houses of jail staff were being done under the agreement between KMC and jail authorities.
He also said that KMC has constructed these flats on its own expense only for public benefit so that land from Central Jail could be obtained to construct a loop of Jail Chowrangi flyover. Earlier KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed visited the historical Gora Qabrustan of Karachi and inspected the construction work there.
He said this graveyard was 200 years old and 4 quarters for the staff grave diggers and an office were established so that they could ensure their presence on round the clock basis. He said that the Christians were our brethren and patriotic citizens and it was our duty to join them in their joys as well as their sorrows.
He said the boundary wall of Christian cemetery will be completed immediately and the leveling work will be done along with the earth filling to eliminate any chances of staying of rainwater in the graveyard.
The special coordinator of Chief Minister Sindh Anwar Lal Deen asked administrator Karachi to construct a gate and corridor on the other side of graveyard. Administrator Karachi on this occasion went to the 200 year old graves and directed to repair them and also perform tree plantation in the cemetery.
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