CM Sindh, Minister Communication discuss ongoing NHA's road schemes.

KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday held a meeting with Federal Minister for Communication Asad Mahmood at CM House and discussed the ongoing National Highway Authority's (NHAs) road sector schemes.

Both were agreed to strengthen coordination between the provincial government and the National Highway Authority (NHA) so that ongoing road sector schemes of NHA in the province could be completed well in time.

The meeting was attended by Minister Works Zia Abbas Shah, Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, Chairman P and D Hassan Naqvi, SMBR Baqaullah Unar, PSCM Fayaz Jatoi, Secretary Works, Secretary Finance Sajid Jamal Abro while from the federal government Secretary Communication Cap retd Muhammad Khurram, Member Sindh NHA Munir Memon, Member Finance NHA Mohammad Tayab and others.

The CM said that N-120 Hyderabad-Khokhrapar Via Mirpurkhas Road was 220 km, of which 120 km section from Mirpurkhas to Khokhrapar via Umerkot was under execution by NHA.

Shah said that there were another two sections of the road, including 80 km from Mirpurkhas to Umerkot and 40 km from Umerkot to Khokhrapar. Out of the 80 km road from Mirpurkhas to Umerkot, 60 km has been widened/reconditioned, whereas the work on the remaining portion from Umerkot to Khokhrapar (Raja Rasti) of 20 km has not been started as yet.

The CM said that the recent heavy rains have damaged the road from Umerkot to Khokhrapar. At this, the federal minister assured the chief minister that the work would be accelerated and also directed NHA to repair the damaged portions.

The chief minister taking up the under construction Jamshoro-Sehwan road issue said that it has a length of 130 km being executed by NHA. He said the work started in 2018-19...

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