Second lane of Lyari Expressway should be completed without delay: Maqsood Ismail

Karachi, February 23, 2016 (PPI-OT): The President, Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Maqsood Ismail has stressed upon the authorities for completion of the second lane of Lyari Expressway in shortest possible time, as it has taken a long time since the commencement of its construction. He urged the National Highway Authority to remove all impediments in the way of construction of the Lyari Expressway and provide maximum relief to masses through 100 per cent completion of this project.

He said that due to the increasing magnitude of road transport in Karachi and lack of adequate maintenance, rehabilitation and renovation, the road system often faces a premature collapse. This increase in vehicle overloading and the shift from rail to road has led to a rapid and premature deterioration which resulted in frequent traffic gridlock as evident from the traffic jam on almost on all main arteries of the city particularly in the South and West districts of Karachi.

Maqsood along with former President, Yakoob H Karim said that the traffic between Karachi and Hub onwards to Quetta through RCD Highway and Northern Bypass has also increased which causes delay in targeting the destination due to mismanaged traffic on both the roads which provides links for Balochistan and Sindh.

The flow of the traffic between of Hub and other parts of Lasbela and Karachi also suffers a lot due to heavy flow of industrial, ship breaking, Gwadar Port traffic together with Public Transport on the RCD highway and it is quite necessary that the construction of Hub Bypass should be started immediately to divert the heavy traffic towards that bypass thus giving relief to the people of Hub Town. He said that it will also provide an incentive to the investors who intend to make investment in Hub and adjoining areas of Lasbela District.

For more information, contact:
Muhammad Farhan
Public Relations Officer
Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
Ground Floor,
Lieda Office Building,
Hub Distt., Lasbela
Tel: +92-85-3303410, +92-85-3304461
Fax: +92-85-3302431
Cell: +92-85-300-2023448