Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has ordered the release of Rs1.13 billion for widening of the Hawkesbay Road.

Director General Lyari Development Authority (LDA), Agha Maqsood Abbas has revealed this while chairing a meeting at his office on Thursday.

Abbas said that the eight kilometre long Hawkesbay Road widening work would start soon and it would be widened up to 300 feet.

The current 48 feet wide road would be widened up to 96 feet (48 feet wide at each side of the road) and trees would be planted on 30 feet wide area of the road besides installing electric poles on it.

DG LDA said on this occasion that the citizens would get international standard road for visiting the Hawkesbay Junction and Paradise Point.

He said that the road would be constructed as per American design, Aashto Specification which was regarded as an international standard.

He said that stormwater drains had already been laid on both sides of the road and nine culverts had also been constructed as well as to drop the stormwater into the sea.

DG LDA said that more than 145 solar energy lights would be installed on the Hawkesbay Road whereas as such 138 lights had started working. A total of 290 solar energy lights would be installed on the road.


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