December 2, 2021

PCIC reviews Karachi drainage, disaster management and development schemes 

PCIC reviews Karachi drainage, disaster management and development schemes 

KARACHI – Jul 16, 2021- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah told the Provincial Coordination and Implementation Committee that compensation of Rs 823.340 million has been paid to most of the affectees and plots are being given to the affectees.

“If Rs 10 billion is recovered from Bahria Town, the affectees will be housed” Murad Ali Shah added.

The meeting of Provincial Coordination and Implementation Committee (PCIC) chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah was held on Friday.

The meeting was attended by Provincial Ministers, Nasir Shah, Owais Qadir Shah, Murtaza Wahab, Corps Commander Karachi, Chief Secretary, Chairperson P&D, Commissioner Karachi, Secretary Transport, MCKMC, MD Water Board, Dr. Soroush Lodhi, Lt. Gen. Akhtar. Nawaz, Chairman NDMA via video link, Major General Omar Maqbool, GCO Malir, Additional Secretary Ministry of Planning Aziz Aqeeli and others.

The meeting included drainage cleaning, disaster management plan, ppdate on KCR and update on BRT.

The commissioner Karachi briefed the meeting that 3.5 km of Mahmoodabad Nala, 12.55 km of Gujjar Nala and 11.287 km of Orangi Nala have been cleared.

1.95 km of Gujjar Nala and 2.431 km of Orangi Nala are yet to be removed.

238 units have been removed from Mahmoodabad Nalla, 3290 units from Gujjar Nalla and 1001 units from Orangi Nalla.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said Compensation of Rs. 823.340 million has been paid to most of the affectees and plots are being given to the affectees.

“If Rs 10 billion is recovered from Bahria Town, the affectees will be housed” Murad Ali Shah added.

Shah further said the Sindh government will launch various schemes in Malir and drainage system of river left bank.

NDMA said that drains are also being paved under Karachi Transformation.

The FWO informed the meeting that 92.9% work of Mahmoodabad Nala has been completed, and most of the drains are being cleaned and cooked fast. However this drainage work will be completed in January 2022.

The meeting was informed that after cleaning and drainage of drains, the city’s drainage system will be fixed.

The meeting decided that there will be no garbage dump along the drains, while  SSWMA will allocate space for garbage dumping.

KCR 

The meeting was told that FWO has completed studies of underpass and flyover on KCR route.

A sum of Rs 4.9 billion will be required on construction of 6 crossings and 3 other structures through flyover.

The Phase II will cost Rs 11.508 billion.

Sindh Chief Minister said that the Sindh government is ready to pay its share of Rs 6 billion,

Let the Railways Authority tell us that we will continue funding, said Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah