City's heavy traffic to be shifted to Lyari Expressway: Wahab.

KARACHI -- Administrator Karachi, Sindh Government Spokesperson and CM Advisor on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Thursday said that the traffic problems in half of the city will be solved by shifting the heavy traffic to Lyari Expressway.

'Reducing traffic pressure on major roads and arteries is a top priority of the provincial and city administrations. Improving infrastructure of the city will maintain traffic flow. Efforts will be made to provide 1,000 acres of land near the Northern Bypass for truck stands,' the Administrator expressed these views while talking to the delegation of Karachi Goods Carrier Association at his office here. The delegation called on the Administrator Karachi under the chairmanship of President Karachi Goods Carrier Association Noor Khan Niazi and discussed other transport issues including the Mauripur Truck Stand. General Secretary of the association Ghulam Mohammad Afridi and relevant officers of KMC were also present on the occasion.

Wahab said that he agreed in principle with transferring heavy traffic from other roads of the city to Lyari Expressway as this move is in the wider interest of the city. 'We have to make the traffic system according to the changes coming with the passage of time that the existing road network can be used as per the need. Under this objective, the city and provincial government have taken several measures which are reaping the benefits of the citizens,' he added. The Administrator said that in 2016, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had released a fund of Rs 320 million for the improvement of Mauripur...

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