Karachi - Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved the proposal of outsourcing motor vehicle inspection & certification system (VICS) so that proper inspection of the vehicles could be done. The CM was presiding over a meeting on transport here at the CM House on Wednesday.

The meeting was attended by Transport Minister Syed Nasir Shah, ACS (Dev) M Waseem, Secretary Transport Taha Farooqui, Mass Transit Authority DG Syed Asadullah Shah and others.

The chief minister was told that ageing, and faulty vehicles were plying on the roads all over the province.

He was also informed that inspection in the government sector was not up to the mark and had lot of issues.

The government has decided to outsource the inspection and certification of vehicles, commercial, non-commercial and private.

Therefore some companies have shown interest in the project.

It was also informed at the meeting that a SIM would be inserted in the number plate of each and every vehicle connected with main data of Motor Vehicle Registration Wing of Excise & Taxation department.

Scanning of the SIM by police, traffic police and any others would reveal the complete data of a vehicle, including ownership, tax paid, inspection done/due and other related information.

Meanwhile, addressing the opening ceremony of FWO Public School and a trauma centre at Dumba Goth, the chief minister said that he was working hard to complete development projects all over Sindh.

“Only ribbon-cutting does not satisfy me. But it's the quality and timely completion that I remain concerned about,” he added.

He said that the FWO was playing an important role in the development of the province.

“They (FWO) are upgrading the Super Highway to Motorway. We have awarded them K- IV project, which the FWO has started at six-years-old cost and intends to complete it within two years of record time period instead of four years," he said and added, "This would be their great contribution."

He claimed that school would prove to be a game changer for Karachi’s education sector as it would provide quality education in rural areas of the city.

Murad said that a trauma centre was badly needed at Super Highway, where there were no proper medical facilities for those sustaining injuries in accidents.

"The centre is properly equipped with latest gadgets to provide complete health facilities to the villagers, including females, living near the highway," he said.

The chief minister said that he was working to improve the condition of all roads of Karachi and beautify important roundabouts apart from providing necessary facilities to the citizens.

He said that due to reconstruction of the Super Highway, the ratio of road accidents had decreased considerably.

He asked the NHA to construct diversions properly.

Earlier, the chief minister along with Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad inaugurated FWO Model School and a trauma center and planted a sapling.

Later, he along with FWO DG Major General Afzal and Chief Secretary Siddique Memon took an aerial view of under-construction K-IV bulk water supply project.