Flyover, underpasses: Disappointed, Bahria Town abandons Clifton project

Sameer Nazir Siyal
KARACHI:
Bahria Town announced it has cancelled the project for the construction of flyover and underpasses it had undertaken to build in the Clifton area of Karachi.
The spokesperson said right from the day one the project faced opposition and conspiracies from the negative forces, which totally ignored the interests of the people of Karachi, who were to be the real beneficiaries of the Rs1.8b project.
“Bahria Town continued its resolve to deliver the gift to the people of Karachi despite all the negative propaganda and conspiracies.
“However, yesterday’s judgment in response to a DHA application that the work on this public interest project be stopped immediately has convinced us to believe that to work honestly for the welfare of the people is the most difficult task in this country,” he said.
He said the Bahria Town was dragged into the court ever since this project was initiated 45 days back and more than one stay order was issued.
“Therefore, we immediately announce to leave this project and offer our apologies to the people of Karachi that we are unable to deliver the gift of a flyover and two underpasses to them despite all our sincere efforts,” he said.
The spokesperson said more than 60% of the construction work had completed.
“However, we stop it here. We started the work on this project in compliance with court orders but we have no interest left in it, even if the court now allows us to pursue it.”
According to the spokesperson, any inhabitant of the area having any complaints or difficulties should contact city or provincial governments or DHA or the court.