Karachi: According to a source, the Sindh Government’s Public-Private Partnership Policy Board has approved the refurbishment of a link road between the M-9 Superhighway and the N-5 National Highway in Karachi.
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The decision was made during a meeting of the board held with Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in the chair at the CM House on Wednesday. The summit was informed that the 21.8-kilometre link road between the M-9 and the N-5 needed to be rebuilt. During the board’s previous meeting, the project had been approved for investors’ solicitation. The board now approved awarding the contract to the bidder and signing the franchise agreement.
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The board formed a committee to be headed by the CM’s law adviser Barrister Murtaza Wahab and comprising Dr Lodhi and the finance secretary to visit the road and its connecting link roads and then submit their recommendations. The board also decided to bring Qingqis into the toll tax net.
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