KE earns minister's ire over delay in relocating installations along Red Line.

KARACHI -- Expressing 'annoyance' over the K-Electric for slow pace of work to relocate underground utility lines along the route of the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, the Sindh government on Wednesday directed the power utility to expedite its work, mainly on University Road, so that the mega project could be timely completed.

Sindh Information, Transport and Mass Transit Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon also directed the KE and other utility companies to gear up the shifting of their underground lines.

He expressed these views while chairing a meeting with the officials of utility companies including KE regarding the Red Line BRT project.

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Transport Secretary Abdul Haleem Sheikh, Karachi Commissioner Muhammad Iqbal Memon, TransKarachi chief executive Wasif Ijlal, representatives of KE, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited, Sui Southern Gas Company and others attended the meeting.

'KE should fulfil its obligations of relocation of its installations in time so that this project of public interest could be completed on time,' said the minister.

'Red Line is an important public project and any delay in its completion due to the KE will not be tolerated,' he warned.

The minister directed the transport secretary, commissioner and chief of TransKarachi, which is the executing agency of the project, to convene a meeting with the chief executive...

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