Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan, has seen another remarkable addition to its infrastructure – the Drigh Road Underpass. Although beautification of roads in Pakistan get very little attention in the country but the new underpass is something worth seeing indeed.

The 250 meters long Shaheed Munawwar Suharwardi Underpass at Drigh Road was completed 15 days before its estimated deadline and inaugurated on Saturday. According to the public announcement, the Drigh Road Underpass has an efficient drainage system which should mean no rainwater swimming pools.

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According to details the Sindh government under the leadership of Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah spent Rs 660 million to complete the project in a little less than 4 months’ time. Moreover the “beautification” part of the project has also been completed prior to its public inauguration making it a place of must-have visit.

Take a look at the video below to see what it looks like:

CM Announces Drigh Flyover

The underpass was inaugurated by Bilawal Bhutto and Chief Minister Sindh, Murad Ali Shah. The CM has now announced the reconstruction of the Dright Road flyover as well. He said that the flyover is misaligned and will be fixed to reduce problems for the locals. However, he pointed out that during the construction of the project, routine travelers will have to choose alternate routes.

CM reiterated that the government is focused on improving infrastructure of the city by constructing roads, underpasses, flyovers and is also trying to resolve the sanitation issues.

Our Views

We can understand that the Sindh government will definitely cash its eleventh hour development efforts in the forthcoming general elections planned in the next year but the projects like this one will surely become a sigh of relief for general public already facing a number of miseries.

We suggest to implement a comprehensive mechanism in safeguarding and maintaining such costly projects. One of the monuments built at Karsaz Shara-e-Faisal by PPP government needs attention as well. Likewise, the expansion and renovation of Shara-e-Faisal is at full swing, the authorities need to plan strategies for beautification of other roads, underpasses and flyovers in the city.

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