Sunday, January 31, 2010


On the directive and policy of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal City District Government Karachi has completed the construction of 52 overhead pedestrian bridges in the city with a cost of Rs.880million. These bridges have been constructed at different points on all three signal free corridors and other busy thoroughfares.

City Government had planned the construction of 116 pedestrian bridges in the current year out of which 52 bridges were completed and in the next phase construction of 30 more overhead pedestrian bridges was going to begin soon for which already Rs.600million has been sanctioned. City Government will initiate third phase of the project after completion of second phase bridges which would involve the construction of further 34 pedestrian bridges in the city to complete all 116 bridges in the current fiscal year. These bridges have been constructed at different places on signal free corridor I, II, III, Sharae Faisal, Manghopir Road, Shahra-e-Pakistan, near IBA and other educational institutions in the city to provide convenience in crossing the road.

Meanwhile Nazim Karachi Syed Mustafa Kamal has directed EDO Transport and Communication to further expedite work on pedestrian bridges. He said that after the construction of signal free corridors and wide roads in the city the traffic speed has increased and therefore it was required to construct pedestrian bridges for the convenience of citizens in crossing roads. City Government had after consultation with the traffic engineering experts and under the survey of all busy and important places in the city selected 116 places for construction of overhead pedestrian bridges out of which 52 pedestrian bridges have been completed and were in use of public while work on 30 more bridges will also start soon.

Citizens of Karachi have appreciated the construction of overhead pedestrian bridges on busy point in the city. They said that the bridges have provided convenience in crossing roads especially during rush hours while they also added to the beauty of newly constructed corridors in the city.