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Top Mega Projects in Karachi

Top Mega Projects in Karachi

Number of people travel from one place to another in this mega city on a daily basis, struggling through congestion and crowded streets, using various modes of transport. To make the streets more bearable for the Karachites, the local government has launched several projects.

Green Line Project:

The Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System project has received 13 billion rupees for the next fiscal year, fully covering the remaining costs of the program. The project was originally approved three years ago and has already spent 13 billion rupees on it.

The Federal Government approved a revised BRT (Green Line Bus Rapid Transit) project for the price of Rs 24.6 billion for the country's largest metropolis. The cost of the Karachi subway bus project has been revised up 52% ​​to Rs24.6bn and construction changes approved.

The project will start from Surjani and will extend to the Karachi City Railway Station. The Federal Government finances the project completely.

Numaish Chowrangi is of great importance to the people of Karachi as it is located in the most central part of the city and effectively connects many important areas. This route has also been temporarily closed as construction work on the Green Line underpass is underway and will soon be the first subway bus stop in South Asia. It is a very important and up-to-date project in terms of infrastructure & development in Karachi.

The authorities are hoping for a speedy completion of this project, as well as the Green Line BRTS, as the proximity of Numaish Chowrangi can lead to severe congestion on a daily basis, despite the existence of several alternative routes.

 

Submarine Chowk Underpass:

Punjab Chorangi, also known as the submarine Chowk, was the most problematic place for people traveling from DHA to Saddar and vice versa. However, it took several years for the authorities to find an effective solution. Fortunately, work on the submarine Chowk underpass, which turned out to be an incredibly useful infrastructure development in Karachi, was completed in 2019.

Since its opening, many people have used this route for almost twenty-four hours a day. This is because the Sunset Boulevard Road, which heads towards Clifton in Khayaban-e-Roomi and then towards M.T. turns into the Mai Kolachi Road. Khan Road connects the rest of the city with some major port areas.

Shaheed-e-Millat Road Underpass:

The Sindh government began construction of underpasses at the intersection of Tariq Road and Hill Park on Shaheed-e-Millat Road. The route from Chowrangi Prison to the Tipu Sultan Flyover is closed to traffic and an alternative route for commuters has been set up. On the side street, a three-lane road was built, which reduces the width of the green belt. A traffic diversion plan is also being developed for the construction of an underpass on the other track. The 10-kilometer route from Chowrangi Prison to Korangi Hino Chowrangi will be cleared after the underpasses have been built. The project is estimated to cost 900 million rupees and will be completed in four months. The Sindh government approved these projects and the construction of an overpass on the Shaheed-e-Millat Road last year and reserved 1.5 billion rupees for the projects in the budget of the last fiscal year. The overpass at the Tipu Sultan intersection was completed last year at a cost of Rs 600 million.

Sher Shah Suri Road flyovers:

Governor Sindh Imran Ismail laid the foundation for three new overpasses to be built at three intersections on Sher Shah Suri Road. Once completed, these overpasses will help keep traffic flowing smoothly through a 15-kilometer, signal-free corridor, significantly reducing the time it takes for traffic to travel from one end to the other. These new overflights in Karachi are planned to run along the existing overflights built at Five Star Chowrangi, KDA Chowrangi, and Sakhi Hassan Chowrangi as part of the Green Line project.

The estimated cost of this project is Rs.214 crore, would be completed in 2019. Governor Ismail informed the media on the occasion, also attended by Mayor Wasim Akhtar, and stated that the Prime Minister had a special interest in the development and progress of the country's economic center because if Karachi made progress, the country would make progress. For this reason, priority has been given to infrastructure development in the city.