'Expansion joints of Nagan Chowrangi flyover being repaired'

KARACHI: Administrator Karachi Laeeq Ahmed on Sunday said that the expansion joints of Nagan Chowrangi Flyover are being repaired on priority basis.

“The joints were in bad condition due to which there was a risk of accidents so they are being made useable. Joints will also be replaced where necessary,” the Administrator expressed these views while inspecting the ongoing works under the Engineering Department of KMC in different areas of the city. He said that the work is also underway to fix the lights on the expressway to ease traffic at night. He said that KMC is carrying out infrastructure maintenance work with its own resources with the aim of improving roads and highways.

The Administrator Karachi directed Director General Works Shabihul Hasnain Zaidi to inspect the expansion joints of all flyovers and wherever repairs or change are needed, work should be started immediately.

Ahmed said that light and heavy vehicles were plying on Nagan Chowrangi flyover 24 hours a day so the repair work should be done in such a way as to minimize traffic congestion and complete the work expeditiously.

He said that earlier the expansion joints of Liaquatabad and Gharibabad flyovers have been replaced, after which the flow of traffic has improved. The smoothing of the road has also significantly reduced the travel time.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

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