BRT Red Line Project: Inam holds meeting with Trans Karachi, consultant, Project Contractors

F.P. Report

Karachi: Sindh Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon held meeting with Trans Karachi (Project executing company), project consultant and contractors on BRT Red line project and discussed issues and obstacles in the project and way out to remove them. Secretary Transport Abdul Haleem Sheikh, MD Sindh Mass Transit Authority Capt. R Altaf Hussain Sario, Trans Karachi CEO Wasif Ejlal, CFO Jatan Kumar, GM / Project Director Syed Murtaza Asghar, Project Consultant Sohail Abidi, Contractor ZKB Muhammad Amir Chhatta and contractor Amin and others attended the meeting.
The Provincial Minister directed to expedite infrastructure development work on the project saying that he will visit the project site on comming Saturday. He directed contractors of the project to move entire fleet and human resources to the project site and start work on the project in full flow from Saturday.
He said that project should be completed in two years . ‘ The Sindh government will extend full cooperation to Trans Karachi and contractors. I myself and my entire team will extend 100 percent support to you,’ the minister added.
He said that the Red Line project is the most important project of Karachi, which will improve the infrastructure of the city and provide safe and comfortable commuting facility to the citizens.The Sindh government intending to complete the project as soon as possible. Sharjeel Memon said Trans Karachi should ensure to remove all obstacles in the project, not even a single day delay would be tolerated. CEO Trans Karachi Wasif Ijlal informed the meeting that four kilometers from Tank Chowk to Safooran Chowrangi on Jinnah Evenue Malir cantonment has been divided into two priority sections and handed over to the contractors for laying the infrastructure of the BRT Red Line. He added that the pace of work interpted due to utility installation of seven utility companies including Sui Southern, K Electric, PTCL, Water Board and others. On this minister directed to remove all obstacles and added that government faces criticism and embrassment due to unnecessary delays in the development projects. It also increases the cost of the project and government in many cases have to bear the panalities. He directed trans Karachi , consultation and contractors to strengthen the coordination and accelerate the pace work on the project . He added that compromise on quality and delays will not be accepted.