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‘Planning deptt Sindh to start mega development projects in Karachi’


KARACHI: Planning and Development Department Sindh should conceive a comprehensive consultant committee comprising leaders of civil society, technocrats, engineers, architectures and professionals to design the mega development projects in Karachi. Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah directed for construction of a beautiful monument and designing multipurpose mega development project for attraction of the tourists and local visitors besides these projects would generate income for further expansion as well. Presiding over a meeting regarding implementation on the Annual Development Programme (ADP 2014-2015) and disbursement of the first quarter fund of current ADP he said out of total annual development outlay of Rs 143 billion, an amount of Rs 25 billion has been released for the implementation of ongoing and new development schemes. He directed the officers to release substantial amount against development scheme instead of little amount so same could be completed within shortest possible time and menace of delay and possible price escalation could be avoided. He directed the officers to identify and implement at least on one Bus Transit route from Mass Transit schemes already surveyed by Japan International Cooperation Agency. Most probably orange line, which is designed from Orangi Town to Matric Board Office Karachi, would be first to launch. 

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