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Bilal Khan (Quwa)

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Have seen tons of computer rendered projects like this for Karachi over the past 20 years. Very few come to fruition. Mostly the less fantastic types.
For the better IMO. These net-new projects force sprawl and simply move upper-income groups out of the core. Don't get me wrong. If consumers want it, they should get it. However, I'd much rather see a focus on overhauling core Karachi's infrastructure from top to bottom. Unfortunately, that work requires stern and forward-looking leadership, and a population that can handle the 'stress' of construction, moving cables underground, expanding roads, adding public transit to replace some roads (e.g., old city areas), and so on.
 

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For the better IMO. These net-new projects force sprawl and simply move upper-income groups out of the core. Don't get me wrong. If consumers want it, they should get it. However, I'd much rather see a focus on overhauling core Karachi's infrastructure from top to bottom. Unfortunately, that work requires stern and forward-looking leadership, and a population that can handle the 'stress' of construction, moving cables underground, expanding roads, adding public transit to replace some roads (e.g., old city areas), and so on.
Thanks to some new technologies IF employed some of the stress on population can be mitigated. For example, use of TBM and micro TBM can help building underground service lines for cables and revamp severance system with minimum disruption.

But a vast sections of the city simply needs to be demolished and rebuild with quality over time, the construction and planning is just so bad. I mean there are blocks are blocks of mid rise apartments that are basically gray structures and built without any amenities and they are literally falling apart.
 

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Work on Karachi’s Red Line BRT project to begin next month



Work on Karachi’s Red Line BRT project to begin next month

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Construction work on Karachi’s BRT Red Line project would start in December this year, according to
Karachi Commissioner Iqbal Memon.
According to details, a high-level meeting presided over by Commissioner Muhammad Iqbal Memon, reviewed the work of shifting of infrastructure of the Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd, K Electric, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board and Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL).

The city administration has asked the gas, power, water and other utilities to expedite the shifting of their respective pipelines and other infrastructure on the way of Red Line bus rapid transit (BRT) project.

The Karachi commissioner told the meeting that 250 “state-of-the-art” bio-hybrid buses will run under Red Line BRT project to provide people with a zero-emission mass transit system.

In August this year, the Sindh government had awarded the contract for the civil work of the much-awaited Red Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project to be constructed in Karachi.

The contract signing ceremony for the design and construction supervision of the RED Line BRT corridor was held in Karachi.

Talking to the media after the contract signing ceremony, Sindh Transport Minister Awais Qadir had said that the Red Line BRT project would be constructed with the help of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the share of the Sindh govt in the construction of the transport project would be 70pc.
 

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‘Greater Karachi Water Supply Project K-IV’ Ministry to expedite processing of revised PC-1

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ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiative will expedite the processing of revised PC-1 of “Greater Karachi Water Supply Project K-IV” to get its approval as early as possible from the CDWP and the Ecnec.

Federal Minister for Planning and Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umer had a meeting to review the progress of Greater Karachi Water Supply Project K-IV, here in Islamabad on Friday.

Additional Secretary Development Abdul Aziz Uqaili, Project Director Amir Mugal, and project consultants, Dr Bashir Lakhani, and senior officials attended the meeting.

Minister for Planning Asad Umar directed the Planning Division to expedite the processing of this revised PC-1 to get it approved as early as possible from the CDWP and the ECNEC.
The Project Director briefed the minister about the revised PC-1 of the K-IV project, the project components, and design details.

It was informed in the meeting that the Wapda has completed the revised design of 650 MGD K-IV to be executed as phases. The project work to commence in 3-4 months, to be completed by October 2023. All planning, design, and procurement activities are as per the project timeline, and the construction of this project will be completed by October 2023.

He also advised ensuring an uninterrupted power supply to operate the pumping stations and to supply water to the proposed reservoirs. The project director informed the chair that the design of the K-IV project has been developed with a modular approach, in which, five pumping stations with five large mild steel pipes of 84 inches diameter pipes each carrying 130 MGD with a total capacity of 650 MGD have been planned to be executed.

The chair was informed that the Wapda has submitted PC-1 with a modified design of 650 MGD K-IV project with various options for execution of the project, which can be done in phases.

The minister expressed satisfaction over the pace of progress and work on the development of revised planning and design of this project, which is in line with the prime minister’s commitment to ensure water availability to the residents of Karachi in the shortest possible time.

Wapda Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (retd) visited the project site at the end of last month (November), where he said the project had gathered pace recently under the Prime Minister’s Karachi Package.

Multiple causes delayed its completion and increased the estimated cost to Rs150bn.

The federal government had finally taken over the project from the provincial government.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021
 

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Project Update:
𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧 -
𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐞𝐡𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧
Almost ready to deliver what we had promised to the people of Karachi...



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Should construct some water towers
Use the captured water from rain , for irrigation of parks or school playing ground surface

These structures can hold sufficient excess water able to impact neighborhoods or certain areas which have water issues

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𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐉𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄: 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧 - 𝐑𝐞𝐡𝐚𝐛 𝐨𝐟 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬

Work continues on rehabilitation of two major drains in Karachi.

𝐆𝐮𝐣𝐣𝐚𝐫 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬


Removal of Solid Waste (550,000 tons) & widening of drain was completed in phase-I. This resulted in smooth flow of rainwater during Monsoon 2021. After Monsoon season, work on balance activities will be started; likely to be completed by end July 2022

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Required dredging and excavation was completed well before onset of Monsoon 2021. Construction of RCC wall was also completed in record time while 70,000 tons of solid waste was removed, resulting in smooth flow of water.
Work on laying of sewers, construction of roads and some other activities is in progress. Project has entered in completion stage and InshAllah will be completed by 31 October 2021

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These areas are pretty much example where no building code / standard is followed , anyone can build 2-3 level houses by cheap construction and no paint on exterior

The water drainage goes thru middle of such neighborhoods

Certain minimum standard for housing construction should have been followed to allow construction of homes which remotely look like proper designed buildings

The residents use the water system , for throwing their garbage out , much effort is needed to ensure that people living in area do not fill the water channel with plastic
 

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Purpose of water tower is not to store water but to maintain pressure in the plumbing system.
 

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday appreciated synergised efforts of all stakeholders in the implementation of the Karachi Transformation Plan (KTP), the military said.

According to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief expressed these sentiments during a visit to Karachi Corps headquarters.

The military’s media wing said that the COAS was given a detailed briefing on operational matters of the formation and security situation in the province especially Karachi.

It said that General Qamar was also briefed on the formation’s support to civil administration in the implementation of KTP including FWO, NLC and NDMA’s efforts for improvement in existing infrastructure to safeguard against urban flooding in Karachi and uplift of relevant civic facilities.

The army chief expressed satisfaction over the operational preparedness of the Corps and measures in place for ensuring “Internal Security”. The COAS lauded services and sacrifices of formation and Pakistan Rangers Sindh for maintaining law and order resulting in significant decline in terrorism and crime rate over the years and providing a secure environment for socio-economic activities.

The COAS also appreciated synergised efforts of all stakeholders in the implementation of KTP, ISPR added.

Later, the army chief visited the headquarters of Sindh Police. On arrival, Gen Qamar laid floral wreath on the martyrs’ monument. He hailed the pivotal role of the provincial police in ensuring improvement in the security situation in the province.

The army chief also interacted with families of the martyrs and thanked them for their sacrifices. He assured them of all-out support of the Pakistan Army.
 

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Project Update: 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧 - 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 Gujjar 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 (Nullah)


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