Karachi woman moves court against encroachments, traffic on Korangi Road

Pic31-085 KARACHI: Jul31- A view of massive traffic due to rainy water accumulated on Korangi Road as after the heavy monsoon rains in provincial capital. ONLINE PHOTO by Syed Asif Ali

KARACHI: (HRNW)A woman approached the Supreme Court Karachi Registry on Thursday with a petition against encroachments and heavy traffic on Korangi Road.

Korangi Road, which starts from Dawood Chowrangi and ends near the FTC flyover, is one of the longest roads in the city.

Ms Muhammadi, who lives near the Korangi Crossing, said that there are many encroachments on the road near the crossing. Big buildings are being constructed every day and heavy traffic moves during the day.

There is no peace for residents, she claimed.

“Who allowed heavy traffic to use the road during the day?” asked Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed. Their horns are loud enough to wake a person from a deep slumber, he remarked, adding that an alternative road should be constructed for heavy traffic.

The commissioner told the court that heavy traffic was allowed to use this road because of the coronavirus lockdown. It has now been moved back to Northern Bypass, he added.

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