LEW pivotal passage to minimize traffic flow: Governor

March 9, 2016 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has said that Lyari Express Way (LEW) is a very pivotal passage for Karachiites in minimizing traffic flow from city roads as it is being used by thousands of commuters daily.

There is an urgent need to resolve the issue of construction of the remaining part of LEW, he said while presiding over a review meeting of Lyari Express Way at Governor’s house here today. Minister Local Government Jam Khan Shoro, Director General Frontier Works Organisation Major General Mohammad Afzal, Secretary Local Government Mohammad Leghari, Commissioner Karachi Syed Asif Hyder Shah and other officers were also present on the occasion.

He directed to initiate construction work on the clear portion available in this regard. The matters of right of way of remaining portion, stay order of court and payment of compensation may be resolved as soon as possible, he further directed.

Dr Ebad said that four kilometre from the remaining 5.3 kilometres is clear and available for initiation of work for which all concerned departments should closely coordinate to ensure early construction of the same. The district administrations of East and West should engage closely in this regard, he directed.

The Governor Sindh was informed on the occasion that 860 metre of land at Mianwali Colony has been handed over to National Highway Authority on which work would be started in the next week. The stay order matter would be resolved in a week’s time as the compensation amount is already deposited with the Nazir of High court, it was further informed. Governor Sindh also visited the site of M9 motor way where he was given detailed briefing about the project.