Govt / CITY: Administrator for modernizing traffic system

Karachi

KARACHI: Administrator Karachi, Sindh government spokesman and CM Advisor on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Monday said that heavy traffic reaches the Super Highway after covering a distance of 90 km in the city.

“Flow of traffic will improve, with the use of Lyari Expressway. A committee has been formed to sort out administrative matters on the highway,” the administrator expressed these views while addressing a high-level meeting on heavy traffic on Lyari Expressway.

Municipal Commissioner KMC Afzal Zaidi, Additional IG Police Imran Yaqub Minhas, DIG Traffic Iqbal Dara, Chief Engineer KDA Khalid Masroor, Director Maintenance of National Highway Authority Abdul Qaddos, Director Coordination Manzoor Hussain, Project Director Lyari Expressway Saeed Ahmed, Deputy Director Ghulam Murtaza and concerned officers of KMC were also present.

The administrator Karachi said that heavy traffic in the city is a major problem which is being addressed in a better way. In view of the increasing traffic pressure on various highways and other major roads of Karachi, it is necessary to allocate special lanes for heavy traffic.

“The use of Lyari Expressway for heavy traffic in the city will maintain the flow of traffic on other roads and highways and will be able to deal with traffic jams better. We are working in collaboration with all the concerned agencies to modernize the traffic system and are trying to improve the traffic system in the city as soon as possible,” he said.

Wahab said that to this end, all the concerned agencies including Sindh Police, National Highway Authority, KDA have been taken on board and a strategy is being adopted which will improve the movement of vehicles in the city especially the heavy traffic. “Hopefully, the problems being faced by the citizens will be solved,” he added.

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