Work on LEW resumes
KARACHI, Nov 26: Work on the Lyari Expressway (LEW) has resumed and it will be completed by December next year, said Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan while visiting the project site in the Dhobi Ghat area.
According to a statement issued on Monday, the governor said that the National Highway Authority would be given the right of way this year for the completion of the project.
He then inspected the under-construction track from Teen Hatti to Dhobi Ghat and issued necessary instructions to the official concerned.
Karachi Commissioner Hashim Raza Zaidi and Brigadier Basim of the NHA briefed the governor on the details of the project.
While around 29,000 families had to be shifted for the Lyari Expressway project, most of them had already been shifted and the shifting of the remaining families would be completed by December, the governor was informed.
He was told that the shifting work was performed in a legal and a transparent manner and in consultation with representatives of the area.
Taking notice of the information that encroachment had reappeared in some of the areas, he directed the commissioner to look into the matter. He directed the officials concerned to undertake plantation on both sides of the Lyari River.—APP