[Hpn] [hic_mail] Lyari Expressway update

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The government continued the demolitions over 5000 units were bulldozed.=20
    Lyari Expressway
       KARACHI: Massive relocation for LEW avoidable=20

                                     By Our Staff Reporter=20


                KARACHI, Jan 29: A group of town planners and consultants h=
as come out
                with a proposal, aimed at amending the design of the Lyari =
Expressway
                project , claiming that if incorporated, it would not only =
save Rs2.1 billion
                but also help save almost 20,000 families from being reloca=
ted.=20

                The proposal, already submitted to the relevant officials o=
f the city,
                provincial and federal governments as well as other concern=
ed, was
                explained by the spokesman of the group, Mohammad Shoaib Is=
mail, at a
                news conference at the local press club on Wednesday. He wa=
s
                accompanied by a town planner, Arif Hasan.=20

                Under the original plan, the spokesman said, the government=
 would have to
                pay compensation to about 25,000 families on account of an =
alternative
                residence and rehabilitation cost in cash. However, the new=
 proposal would
                bring down the number of the affected families to between 3=
,000 and 4,000,
                he said adding that the compensation amount would ultimatel=
y be reduced by
                Rs1.2 billion.=20

                He said that the proposal also provided for further saving =
of one billion
                rupees through the use of alternative earth reinforcement t=
echnology.=20

                The consultants have proposed that the Lyari River should h=
ave vertical
                banks with reinforced earth. The have suggested that the wi=
dth of the river's
                course be narrowed down and slope modified maintaining the =
available
                depth at certain critical sections except Dhobi Ghaat and M=
ewa Shah points.=20

                Mr Ismail said that the bridges at Dhobi Ghaat and Mewa Sha=
h should be
                raised by lifting the deck slab. This, he pointed out, woul=
d incur no
                excessive expense. He cited the example of about six to sev=
en kilometres of
                vertical face in the shape of reinforced earth embankment a=
s shown in the
                NHA project.=20

                The consultants' spokesman, giving more details of the new =
proposal, said
                that in place of the imported reinforced-earth technology f=
or embankments, a
                similar indigenous technology could be used to save a great=
 deal of amount.=20

                He insisted that the cost of building vertical banks would =
in no way be a
                burden on public exchecqure.=20

                Replying to the newsmen's questions, Mr Ismail said that he=
 favoured the
                Expressway project for it would also prove to be a barrier =
to prevent floods
                from causing any big loss of life and property. Daily Dawn =
30/1/03
=20
Experts propose modifications to Lyari
                             Expressway

            KARACHI: Technical experts associated with the Action
            Committee for Civic Problems (ACCP), Karachi, have
            dispatched the altered plan and relevant recommendations
            regarding Lyari Expressway to President Pervez Musharraf.

            Related details of the proposed modifications in the
            scheme estimated to save Rs3.1 billion of the national
            exchequer have also been sent to Sindh Governor as well
            as all parliamentarians belonging to different political
            parties.

            ACCP, which held its meeting at Hasan Auliya Village
            shared information with the affectees of the Lyari
            Expressway Project deciding to hold a press conference in
            this context at Karachi Press Club on January 29.

            The press conference would be addressed by known town
            planner Arif Hasan, consultant engineer Shoaib Ismail and
            chairman ACCP Naved Baseer wherein they would disclose
            the details of the proposed alterations.

            Meanwhile, speakers addressing the meeting demanded of
            the government and all political parties to ensure that the
            construction of the expressway be done in accordance to
            proposed alterations in the project.

            They also asked for constitution of a committee comprising
            members of Sindh Assembly to make sure that the project
            was completed in the larger interests of the affectees
            without causing them unnecessary inconvenience.
Daily The News 28/01/03

Despite strong protest from communities, national and international organiz=
ations, the City government continued the demolitions and from 21 January t=
o 31st December over 5000 units (including 3000 commercial and 2000 Residen=
tial) were bulldozed. The communities, NGOs and citizens groups have been p=
rotesting against these illegal demolitions.=20


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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=6><FONT size=3>The government continued the 
demolitions over 5000 units were bulldozed</FONT>. </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=5><FONT size=6>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT>Lyari 
Expressway</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=4><STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;KARACHI: Massive 
relocation for LEW avoidable </STRONG></FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
By Our Staff Reporter </FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial><BR><FONT 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
KARACHI, Jan 29: A group of town planners and consultants has come 
out<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
with a proposal, aimed at amending the design of the Lyari 
Expressway<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
project , claiming that if incorporated, it would not only save Rs2.1 
billion<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
but also help save almost 20,000 families from being relocated. 
</FONT></FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
The proposal, already submitted to the relevant officials of the 
city,<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
provincial and federal governments as well as other concerned, 
was<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
explained by the spokesman of the group, Mohammad Shoaib Ismail, at 
a<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
news conference at the local press club on Wednesday. He 
was<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
accompanied by a town planner, Arif Hasan. </FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
Under the original plan, the spokesman said, the government would have 
to<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
pay compensation to about 25,000 families on account of an 
alternative<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
residence and rehabilitation cost in cash. However, the new proposal 
would<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
bring down the number of the affected families to between 3,000 and 
4,000,<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
he said adding that the compensation amount would ultimately be reduced 
by<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
Rs1.2 billion. </FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
He said that the proposal also provided for further saving of one 
billion<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
rupees through the use of alternative earth reinforcement technology. 
</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
The consultants have proposed that the Lyari River should have 
vertical<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
banks with reinforced earth. The have suggested that the width of the 
river's<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
course be narrowed down and slope modified maintaining the 
available<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
depth at certain critical sections except Dhobi Ghaat and Mewa Shah points. 
</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
Mr Ismail said that the bridges at Dhobi Ghaat and Mewa Shah should 
be<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
raised by lifting the deck slab. This, he pointed out, would incur 
no<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
excessive expense. He cited the example of about six to seven kilometres 
of<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
vertical face in the shape of reinforced earth embankment as shown in 
the<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
NHA project. </FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
The consultants' spokesman, giving more details of the new proposal, 
said<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
that in place of the imported reinforced-earth technology for embankments, 
a<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
similar indigenous technology could be used to save a great deal of amount. 
</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
He insisted that the cost of building vertical banks would in no way be 
a<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
burden on public exchecqure. </FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
Replying to the newsmen's questions, Mr Ismail said that he favoured 
the<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
Expressway project for it would also prove to be a barrier to prevent 
floods<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
from causing any big loss of life and property. Daily Dawn 30/1/03</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Experts propose modifications to 
Lyari<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
Expressway</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
KARACHI: Technical experts associated with the 
Action<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
Committee for Civic Problems (ACCP), Karachi, 
have<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
dispatched the altered plan and relevant 
recommendations<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
regarding Lyari Expressway to President Pervez Musharraf.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
Related details of the proposed modifications in 
the<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; scheme 
estimated to save Rs3.1 billion of the 
national<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
exchequer have also been sent to Sindh Governor as 
well<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; as 
all parliamentarians belonging to different 
political<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
parties.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ACCP, 
which held its meeting at Hasan Auliya 
Village<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
shared information with the affectees of the 
Lyari<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
Expressway Project deciding to hold a press conference 
in<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; this 
context at Karachi Press Club on January 29.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The 
press conference would be addressed by known 
town<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
planner Arif Hasan, consultant engineer Shoaib Ismail 
and<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
chairman ACCP Naved Baseer wherein they would 
disclose<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
the details of the proposed alterations.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
Meanwhile, speakers addressing the meeting demanded 
of<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; the 
government and all political parties to ensure that 
the<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
construction of the expressway be done in accordance 
to<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
proposed alterations in the project.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; They 
also asked for constitution of a committee 
comprising<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
members of Sindh Assembly to make sure that the 
project<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
was completed in the larger interests of the 
affectees<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
without causing them unnecessary inconvenience.<BR>Daily The News 
28/01/03</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>
<P class=MsoBodyText2><FONT size=6><SPAN 
style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">Despite strong protest from 
communities, national and international organizations, the City government 
continued the demolitions and from 21 January to 31<SUP>st</SUP> December over 
5000 units (including 3000 commercial and 2000 Residential) were bulldozed. The 
communities, NGOs and citizens groups have been protesting against these illegal 
demolitions. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = 
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" 
/><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P></FONT></DIV>

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