‘Complete Orange Line Project without delay: Nasir

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By Nasir Mehmood

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Transport, Mass transit, and Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah yesterday said that no further delay will be tolerated and action would be taken against those responsible for the negligence as per law and the agreement. “We had faced criticism by the Media as well as political pressure about the project but now all issues have been resolved putting hurdles in the completion of the project which is for the benefit of the city commuters.” This, he said, while visiting the Orange (Abdul Sattar Edhi) Line, along with Secretary Transport Saeed Ahmed Awan in Orangi Town area here yesterday. DG Mass Transit Mohammad Athar, Supervising Company NESPAK and representatives of construction companies were also present. The Minister Transport showed his displeasure over the delay of construction work of the project. He asked that this project is purely public oriented as per aspirations of the PPP government who taken various project for the development of the poor masses and benefits of the city commuters with providing a modern transport system in the city. The government had to complete the project in time but due to some technical reason it was delayed on the part of Construction Company but now they had promised that to complete the project without further delay. Nasir Shah directed DG Mass Transit to clear all the liabilities and provide funds to the project. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had already directed to provide the fruits of the development projects to the people of province on priority with a view to minimizing the suffering of the poor people by providing a modern transport system in the city. On the occasion supervising company of the Orange (Abdul Sattar Edhi) Line NESPAK and two construction companies’ project directors briefed the Minister about the delay of the project due some technical reasons. They assured the minister that now no further delay will be happened and this should be completed within stipulated time period given by the government.

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