The upscale neighbourhood of Clifton in Karachi has been left in ruins ever since construction work on a flyover and two underpasses was stayed by the Sindh High Court (SHC).
The huge pits dug up bang in the middle of a major artery has made life miserable for the residents there.
Work on the projects was halfway done and set to be completed by July 31 this year. However, Since Bahria Town refused to continue the construction work, however, no other developer has been willing to take over the project.
Those visiting the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine, meanwhile, are forced to take a two-kilometre detour on foot.
Bahria Town ensured dust at the construction site remained settled by sprinkling water on it. “But now, the entire area looks like a desert and winds blow dust and sand all around the neighbourhood.
Meanwhile, Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui told the media that the concerned consultant has been directed to conduct an environmental impact study of the project, which will be submitted before the SHC on Tuesday (tomorrow).
He said that the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation was aware of the problems the people were facing and was trying to get permission from the court to resume work and complete the projects before the monsoon season.