KARACHI  – Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan on Monday laid the foundation stone of second of the eight flyovers scheduled to be constructed at the same time in the city. The flyover near Ayesha Manzil at Sharah-e-Pakistan would be completed in a short period of four months with an estimated cost of Rs377 million.Addressing the occasion he said Ayesha Manzil was an important intersection as not only the traffic going to and from Sohrab Goth passing through it but the a good number of vehicles coming from Nazimabad and Yasinabad also cross it. The construction of flyover at this intersection would not only improve the traffic flow but also save the precious fuel and time of citizens, he added.The Sindh governor said that projects of eight flyovers were being simultaneously launched in Karachi out of which four will be constructed on various important intersections of Shara-e-Pakistan and the foundation stone of first one being laid today.He said work on Jinnah Terminal Flyover going on speedily and these two projects will be completed on time. The governor directed concerned officials to carry out work on this flyover round the clock  and with immediate completion of service road to be used in the traffic diversion plan. Briefing about the project, KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed said that both tracks of this 460 meter long flyover will have three lanes each along with eight spans and 64 girders and 112 piles will be constructed in this project.He said traffic flow on the busy Shara-e-Pakistan would improve with the completion of this project and it had been made sure that the citizens were provided with alternate ways before the start of work.The Administrator Karachi informed the governor that this corridor being also used by heavy traffic going to and from various cities of the country and the traffic plying 24 hours on this road.He said it was first time in Karachi that eight flyovers were being constructed at once. The other three flyovers at Sharah-e-Pakistan include a flyover near water pump intersection with a cost of Rs493 million, flyover near Dak Khana Intersection costing Rs472 million and the flyover near Teen Hatti Intersection with a cost of Rs 266.65 million.

The Administrator Karachi said all available sources will be utilised in the construction of these eight flyovers in Karachi and all efforts will be made to finish all these projects on time.The Provincial Minister for Local Government Agha Siraj Durrani, MD Water Board Misbahuddin Farid, Project Director Syed Muhammad Taha and other high officials were present on this occasion.