Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project

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Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project

ENGLISH   |   URDU   |   SINDHI

Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project

Malir

Primary Stakeholders – Direct Beneficiaries

Primary stakeholders include all those who are situated along the sub-project road neighborhood. In the context of the Saudabad Intersection to Thaddo Nallah road section, these include several residential areas of low and middle-income communities from mixed ethnic backgrounds, large pockets of small commercial units, mobile vendors, hawkers, transporters, mostly auto-repair shops, mechanics, eateries and the like. The subproject neighborhood also includes 22 schools and colleges, 7 health facilities and four mosques.

Secondary Stakeholders – Indirect Beneficiaries

Secondary Stakeholders include the relevant Local Government departments, utility companies, non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations active in the area. The detailed list of all stakeholders is shared in Table 7.1.

 Stakeholders for Sub-Project Coast Guards Chowrangi to Ibrahim Hyderi Village

Direct Beneficiaries

Indirect Beneficiaries

Residential Areas

Khokrapar 1- 6, Indus Mehran Colony, Kausar Town, Gilanabad Society, Pak-Kosar Colony, D1 Colony.

Commercial Areas/Units

High-density of small-medium sized auto-mechanic and repair shops, marriage lawns, mobile vendors and hawkers, small and large eateries and the like.

Education Facilities

Shafaq Public School, Ali Garh School, Green Land High School, F.J High School, Crescent Public School, Al-Kamran Public School, Muhammaden Scholars School

Health Units

Al-Khidmat Hospital, Sindh Govt. Hospital, Al-Mustafa Hospital

Transporters (Major Stops)

Chingchi Stops, P1 Coach, KL Coach, UTS 12 Coach, Dakhana Stop, Nadi Kinara

(6 number) stop

Areas of Worship

Darul Uloom Razvia, Al Habib Masjid, Allah Wali Masjid, Masjid-e-Toheed, Nadi Kinara Masjid

Local Government Departments/Offices

District Municipal Corporation Korangi (Malir Zone)

District Municipal Corporation Malir

UC Offices

Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA)

Utility Companies

K-Electric

Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB)

Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC)

Non-Governmental Organizations

Al-Mustafa Trust

Urban Resource Center

Academia and Subject Experts

Stakeholder Consultations

A series of stakeholder consultations were conducted with both project-affected and other-interested parties.

Consultations with Primary Stakeholders (Direct Beneficiaries)

S#

Consultation Tools

Stakeholders

Number of Meeting Participants

Date

Male

Female

1

FGD

Male Residents, Gharibabad

8

0

27-10-2017

2

FGD

Male Residents, Indus Mehran

6

0

27-10-2017

3

FGD

Women Residents, Block D1

0

6

26-10-2017

4

FGD

Women Residents, Pak Kausar

0

6

26-10-2017

5

Public Consultation Meeting

Teachers & Local Residents

43

13

08-11-2017

6

Semi structured interview

Shafaq Public School

0

9

26-10-2017

7

Semi structured interview

Mohammad Scholar Secondary School

0

3

27-10-2017

8

Semi structured interview

Al Khidmat Hospital

2

2

26-10-2017

9

Semi-structured interview

Sindh Govt. Hospital

3

2

27-10-2017

10

Semi-structured interview

Commercial Units (Bakers & Auto-Shops)

10

0

27-10-2017

11

Semi-structured interview

Mobile vendors and hawkers

10

0

17-03-2018

12

Semi-structured interview

Transporters (Bus and Chinchi Drivers)

11

0

26-10-2017

Total

134

Consultation with Project Affected Parties

Consultation with Male Residents
Consultation with Female Residents (D1 Colony)
Consultation with Female Residents (Pak Kausar Colony)
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Consultation with Sindh Govt Hospital (Saudabad Intersetion)
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Consultation with Commercial Entities (Anum Sweets)
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Consultation with Commercial Entities (Saud Autos)
Consultation with Teachers (Shafaq Public School)
Consultation with Commercial Entities (Ashraf Sweets)
Consultation with Transporters (Bus Drivers)
Consultation with Transporters (Chinchi Drivers)
Consultation with Teachers & Local Residents (Quaid-e-Azam School)
Consultation with Mobile Vendors and Hawkers

Consultations with Secondary Stakeholders (Indirect Beneficiaries) & Coordination with Utilities

S#

Consultation Tools

Stakeholders

Number of Meeting Participants

Date

1

Consultation Meeting

District Municipal Corporation Malir

11

26-10-17

2

Consultation Meeting

DMC Korangi (Malir Zone)

14

06-11-17

3

Consultation Meeting

Union Council Representatives (UC # 12)

20

23-11-17

4

Consultation Meeting

Union Council Representatives (Female Councilors)

6

23-11-17

5

Consultation Meeting

KWSB (Malir Town)

3

23-11-17

6

Consultation Meeting

Traffic Police (Saudabad)

3

26-01-18

7

Consultation Meeting

K-Electric

6

13-12-17

8

Consultation Meeting

Al-Mustafa Medical Center (NGO)

4

24-11-17

9

Consultation Meeting

Dr. Mansoor Imam, Urban Planner

3

25-01-18

10

Consultation Meeting

Sindh Environmental Protection Agency

2

25-1-18

11

Consultation Meeting

Urban Resource Center (NGO)

4

26-01-18


Consultation with Other Interested Parties

Consultation with Officials of DMC Malir
Consultation with Officials of DMC Korangi (Malir Zone)
Consultation with UC Office # 12
Consultation with Female Councilors
Consultation with K-Electric
Consultation with Al-Mustafa Trust
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Consultation with Urban Resource Center
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Consultation Sindh EPA
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Consultation with Traffic Police, Saudabad
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Consultation with Urban Planning Expert, Dr. Mansoor Imam

Consultation with Primary Stakeholders

Consultation-Male Residents

Two separate consultation sessions were conducted with male residents of the area at the homes of two residents. The residents overwhelmingly welcomed the project and expressed a dire need for improving the civic services in the area, especially solid waste collection and disposal and water supply. Most of the respondents were not satisfied with the current situation of utilities, traffic, garbage and sewerage, absence of street lights, ill maintained park on the side median near Sawoodabad Chowk, no seating spaces for commuters and elderly, no bus stops, open manholes and damaged road and infrastructure in their areas.


Generally, respondents had positive views regarding proposed project interventions and the benefits envisaged from the project are:

  • Smooth traffic flow enabling people to reach work on time
  • Improved drainage and sewerage of the area
  • Improved greenery of the area that will have an overall positive health impact on the area residents
  • Greenery would also combat the phenomenon of dust allergy that is quite common in the area

Following table provides a brief insight (through FGDs) of male residents on the proposed project interventions:

What aspects of neighborhood improvement are most important for your area and why?

The residents complained about the lack of medical staff in the gov.t hospitals which are being used for the other purposed.

Venues

Ghareebabad

How would you rate the following neighborhood aspects in the area? Please provide explanations for your rating.

S.No.

Neighborhood Aspects

Rating (1-Excellent, 2-Good, 3- Fair, 4-Poor, 5- Very Poor)

Positive and Negative Issues

1

Mobility for public and private transport users

4

There used to mini bus in the area but now only CNG rickshaw which are unaffordable.

2

Ease and comfortability for pedestrians

5

High accident rate because very narrow lanes.

3

Electricity

4

Load shedding 3 times for 2 ½ hours but high bills.

4

Drainage

5

Overflow of water during rains from drains

5

Solid Waste Management

5

No sweepers in the area.

6

Greenery and Public Recreational Area (parks, playgrounds)

3

There is a park nearby is good condition.

How would you characterize the quality of existing neighborhood aspects for particular residents in your area?

S.No.

Resident Types

Quality of Neighborhood Aspects

1

Elderly/Senior Citizens

No facilities

2

Male Residents

3

Female Residents (Housewives and Working Women)

Most of them are housewife. There is no market nearby issue of stray dogs.

4

Students

Most children go to gov.t schools.

5

Patients

6

Handicapped Individuals

Roads are not built for handicapped.

What do you think may be the pros and cons of the following planned project-specific interventions during the construction and/or operations? Please provide details for women-specific concerns.

S.No.

Area-Specific Interventions

Pros

Cons

1

Conversion of existing Road to 3-Lanes within the existing width


Transport can pass easily

2

Creating green areas

We welcome the development of green areas

3

Mid-block crossings and Junctions for Pedestrians

If built properly it would be positive for the residents.

4

Improved and enhanced bus stops

Separate for males and females

5

Rehabilitation and improvement of drainage system

Their houses would not get flooded during heavy rains.


6

Rehabilitation and Dualization of Thaddo Nallah Bridge

No comments

Based on the currently planned interventions, do you think the quality of your neighborhood will improve? Why or Why not? Are there any major neighborhood improvements interventions that should be considered by the project executants?

Yes, Neighborhood will improve if drainage issues is resolved.

What actions/interventions can further enhance the projected benefits of the project activities, especially for girls and women?

Hospitals should be improved. There is hardly any facilities in the govt. hospitals.

What are the hurdles and challenges for effective implementation and sustainability of the project interventions? How can these be addressed?

NGOs are working in the area, While Gov.t is absent.

* The consultation included 06 area residents

Consultation-Female Residents

Two gender responsive consultation sessions were conducted at the residence of two locals. More than a dozen women participated in the sessions. Several aspects were highlighted:

  • Women were concerned about lack of public transport
  • Women suffered due to lack of proper sidewalk and secured bus stops in the area. They appreciated the proposed raised platform for stepping on/off the bus at all bus stops. Proper sidewalks would enable residents to walk safely and with ease.
  • Absence of proper system for garbage disposal was also a big concern.
  • Women observed that there should be separate parks for families as currently many parks are frequented by drug addicts.
  • Women were of the opinion that the road should be better lit at night time to avoid theft and stray dogs.
  • The large volume of autos on the road and absence of traffic signals makes it very difficult for women to commute. There are also no street lights which makes the women feel unsafe travelling during night time.
  • Women demanded more efforts and responsible actions by the locally elected government representatives to address the areas’ problems swiftly and earnestly.
  • They think the overall aesthetics and lifestyle of neighborhood residents will improve after the completion of the currently planned interventions.

Following table provides a brief insight (through FGDs) of female residents on the proposed project interventions:

Venues

D-1, UC – 4

How would you rate the following neighborhood aspects in the area? Please provide explanations for your rating.

S.No.

Neighborhood Aspects

Rating (1-Excellent, 2-Good, 3- Fair, 4-Poor, 5- Very Poor)

Positive and Negative Issues

1

Mobility for public and private transport users

3

Mostly use rickshaw for travelling (private)

2

Ease and comfortability for pedestrians

4

The sidewalks are narrow and unpaved.

3

Electricity

5

There is long hours of load shedding and voltage is often reduced.

4

Drainage

5

No drainage for stormwater.

5

Solid Waste Management

5

Sweepers are often absent

Vacant plots are often used as garbage disposal.

6

Greenery and Public Recreational Area (parks, playgrounds)

4

Parks are closed because no maintenance.

How would you characterize the quality of existing neighborhood aspects for particular residents in your area?

S.No.

Resident Types

Quality of Neighborhood Aspects

1

Elderly/Senior Citizens

Senior citizens are at risk of falling because of open drainage and manholes

2

Male Residents

No comments

3

Female Residents (Housewives and Working Women)

Mobility issue due to road closure, garbage and traffic jam

Working women have to change multiple buses to get to work.

4

Students

Students waiting for the transport are afraid of stray dogs. Due to load shedding their study and sleep schedule disturbed.

5

Patients

Due to one side road closure, taking patients to hospitals is a problem.

6

Handicapped Individuals

No facilities like footpaths are above road level, no crossings

What do you think may be the pros and cons of the following planned project-specific interventions during the construction and/or operations? Please provide details for women-specific concerns.

S.No.

Area-Specific Interventions

Pros

Cons

1

Conversion of existing Road to 3-Lanes within the existing width


Traffic would speed up

2

Creating green areas

Would be positive for the area

People may damage the areas if not maintained

3

Mid-block crossings and Junctions for Pedestrians

It would be good because of unsafe traffic

4

Improved and enhanced bus stops

Working women can reach before time which would benefits women.

5

Rehabilitation and improvement of drainage system

Roads are flooded during rains so if there can be improvement it would be good for the overall area

Based on the currently planned interventions, do you think the quality of your neighborhood will improve? Why or Why not? Are there any major neighborhood improvements interventions that should be considered by the project executants?

Because the neighborhood is suffering from drainage problems as well as water issues, project intervention would be positive. Fine should be imposed on throwing garbage on road.

What actions/interventions can further enhance the projected benefits of the project activities, especially for girls and women?

They should be separate parks for family as parks are not appropriate for women due to increase doing use in the area.

Women were very appreciative about the idea of a vocation center.

What are the hurdles and challenges for effective implementation and sustainability of the project interventions? How can these be addressed?

No hurdles

* The consultation included 12 participants – 11 housewives and 1 student

Consultation-Academia (Teachers and Administrators)

Meetings were held with male and female teachers and staff of Shafaq Public School, Muhammadan Scholars School and Quaide-eAzam School briefed them about the project. They pointed out the following problems faced by them in that area:

  • Poor solid waste management
  • Absence of sweepers in the area
  • Poor sewerage and drainage system
  • Limited transportation facilities
  • No proper footpaths and road crossings for commuters and especially for children and elderly.
  • The staff suggested incorporating the afore-mentioned concerns in the design of the project.

Following table provides a brief insight (through FGDs) of teachers and school administration on the proposed project interventions:

How would you rate the following neighborhood aspects in the area? Please provide explanations for your rating.

S.No.

Neighborhood Aspects

Rating (1-Excellent, 2-Good, 3- Fair, 4-Poor, 5- Very Poor)

Positive and Negative Issues

1

Mobility for public and private transport users

3

2

Ease and comfortability for pedestrians

4

School children suffers during road crossing

3

Electricity

4

Load Shedding for ours

4

Drainage

5

Very poor, huge ponds develop during rainy season

5

Solid Waste Management

5

People usually thrown garbage on the road due to non-availability of dust bins

6

Greenery and Public Recreational Area (parks, playgrounds)

3

We have parks in our area but not maintained.

How would you characterize the quality of existing neighborhood aspects for particular residents in your area?

S.No.

Area-Specific Interventions

Pros

Cons

1

Conversion of existing Road to 3-Lanes within the existing width

Traffic will be aligned

Traffic speed will become more

2

Creating green areas

Good for school children

3

Mid-block crossings and Junctions for Pedestrians

Must be developed due to speedy traffic

4

Improved and enhanced bus stops

Good for school children and female teachers

5

Rehabilitation and improvement of drainage system

Must be developed

* The consultation included 9 participants – 7 teachers, 1 principal and 1 school owner

Consultation-Health Facilities (Doctors and Administrators)

Consultation team met with the doctors and administrative staff of Al-Khidmat Hospital and Government Saudabad Hospital and briefed them about the project.
The respondents were not satisfied with the current situation of solid waste management and sewerage system. They said that the major health issue in the area is Chickungunya that has gotten worse due to the small and large heaps of garbage disposed openly in residential areas and road medians. Another concern was the lack of drinking water or an RO plant. Lack of proper filtration and mixing of lined water and sewerage water has also given to rise to water-borne diseases in the area. The medical superintendent at Al-Khidmat Hospital also commented on the poor security situation in the area and the need for CCTV installation.
Consultation-Commercial Units

Workers and owners of several commercial units in the area including bakeries, small auto-repair shops and eateries were interviewed. Representatives of these commercial units support the proposed project as the existing situation of the area has severely deteriorated due to damaged road conditions and poor sewerage system. During the interview, they mentioned that the poor sewerage system throughout the road causes negative impact on their business as it discourages people from approaching their shops. The respondents suggest that the project should be completed within the defined timeframe since delays usually aggravate the problems of residents and businesses alike. The following problems were identified by them:

  • Sewerage and drainage system is dysfunctional in many areas
  • There is no regular sweeping of the road at regular intervals
  • Poor lighting on the road is a security issue both for drivers and pedestrians alike.
  • No planning for parking spaces seems to exist as majority of the cars park on the road, which further adds to the traffic woes
  • If the proper parking space will be developed as planned, the problem of traffic jams and unplanned parking issues will be resolved.

Following table provides a brief insight (through FGDs) of businesses on the proposed project interventions:

Venues

Saood Auto’s, Zainab Kettering House, Ashraf Sweets

How would you rate the following neighborhood aspects in the area? Please provide explanations for your rating.

S.No.

Neighborhood Aspects

Rating (1-Excellent, 2-Good, 3- Fair, 4-Poor, 5- Very Poor)

Positive and Negative Issues

1

Accessibility for suppliers/business inputs

3

No issue

2

Accessibility for customers

2

Due to Sewerage difficult access for pedestrian

3

Electricity

3

7 – 8 Hours Load shedding

4

Drainage

5

Very poor, Totally Damage

5

Solid Waste Management

3

Last few months DMC Sweepers are doing the jobs

Garbage thrown on road

What do you think may be the pros and cons of the following planned project-specific interventions during the construction and/or operations?

S.No.

Area-Specific Interventions

Pros

Cons

1

Conversion of existing Road to 3-Lanes within the existing width

Improved Traffic flow

2

Creating green areas

Improved Environment

3

Mid-block crossings and Junctions for Pedestrians

Good for pedestrian

decrease the accident

4

Improved and enhanced bus stops

It’s save people time

5

Rehabilitation and improvement of drainage system

It’s good for the area

6

Roadside parking space

Good for us as the customers require parking when travelling on the road and stopped for shopping

7

Dualization of Thaddo Nallah Bridge

It’s good to travel to national highway

good for the traffic flow

Based on the currently planned interventions, do you think your business activities/income will improve? Why or Why not? Are there any major neighborhood improvements interventions that should be considered by the project executants that can have an impact on businesses in this area?

Yes, It’s easy to travels people from here that’s cause to increase are business.

What actions/interventions can further enhance the projected benefits of the project activities?

Sewerage, Street light, cleanness and security issue.

What are the hurdles and challenges for effective implementation and sustainability of the project interventions? How can these be addressed?

No hurdles and challenges it should complete within time

* The consultation included 14 participants – 3 owners, 4 salesmen, 3 helpers, and 1 cook.

Consultation with Mobile Vendors and Hawkers

During the consultations with mobile vendors and hawkers, it was established that most of the mobile vendors and hawkers which are located outside the ROW of the subproject alignment but located in the neighborhood are mobile and called in local terms as Pherii Walas (roaming around in small streets to search of customers and stayed in few places also). The location of all the mobile vendors is not fixed.

Semi-structure interviews were conducted with 10 mobile vendors and the notes revealed that the vendors interviewed were present in the area from 7 years on the average and sale different items on a push cart. Almost all the vendors are reliant on the cart as their only source of income. On the average, they earned Rs.17,000/- per month. Most all the vendors took their push carts at home after business hours. All the vendors were not paying any fee to the local authorities to sell in the area and they do not have any permit.

Open ended questions were also asked to the vendors (see section 5.4.2). All the vendors have positive view about the project and they have appreciated the efforts of government. Almost all the respondents have opinion that they will sell in the products in the area whether construction works will begin on the subproject road as they do their so called “Pheriis” in local streets and there will be no impact on their income. However, their access may be reduced if all the road sections and both tracks will be excavated simultaneously for development.

Consultation-Transporters

The drivers and transporters were briefed about the subproject area and interventions proposed. Also briefed that road in subproject area will become one way and during construction, one lane of the road will be closed for traffic for construction. The transporters have supported the proposed project as the existing situation is worse due to damage road condition and fluctuating sewerage line. Transporters, while providing feedback during interview, facing problems in the area includes damaged road causing traffic jams, cause of accidents, poor sewerage system throughout the road which accumulates sewage on the road etc. They also said that many local transporters discontinue their services due to damaged road conditions. The transporters had positive views for the proposed project interventions and they hoped that this time something could be seen improving. The elevated bus stops would be a welcome addition in the area.

Following table provides a brief insight (through FGDs) of transporters on the proposed project interventions:

Venues

Khokhrapar No: 05, UTS – 12 Bus stop

S.No.

Area-Specific Interventions

Pros

Cons

1

Conversion of existing Road to 3-Lanes within the existing width


It will reduce traffic volume

2

Creating green areas

It’s good for environment

3

Mid-block crossings and Junctions for Pedestrians

Good for pedestrians, childrenn and students

Cause of accident if people not follow the rules

4

Improved and enhanced bus stops

It’s good for local peoples

It will save our timing

5

Rehabilitation and improvement of drainage system

Clean road during the rain good for local

6

Rehabilitation and Dualization of Thaddo Nallah Bridge

Reduce accident and traffic volume decrease

How would you describe the existing road conditions in the area? Please describe (new, old, damaged etc.)

Totally damaged

What is the frequency of road accidents in the area? Please identify vulnerable locations, timings and specific reasons for accidents.

Few times in month, On every road cross section, due to wrong side and one way traffic

The road accidents in the area mostly involve

Pedestrian and Motorbikes, due to single road and no traffic rules

What major concerns do you have with respect to proposed improvements in this area and can you give suggestions for mitigation measures

Poor

What aspects of neighborhood improvement are most important for your area and why?

Sewerage, waste management and electricity

What actions/interventions can further enhance the projected benefits of the project activities for drivers and other road-users?

The quality of road condition will improve if should complete in time

What are the hurdles and challenges for effective implementation and sustainability of the project interventions? How can these be addressed?

No Hurdles

* The consultation included 13 participants – 8 drivers, 1 in-charge, and 4 conductors.

Consultation with Secondary Stakeholders

District Municipal Corporation Malir

A targeted consultation session was conducted at the DMC Malir Head office. Chairman, Vice Chairman and other senior office members were briefed about the KNIP and the propose subproject intervention. The stakeholders appreciated the project interventions and assured of their continued cooperation for its execution. The Municipal Commissioner, District Malir, suggested to include provision of vehicles for Solid Waste Collection (Dumpers, Loaders and Power Brooms, etc.), funds for regular maintenance and upkeep, large scale initiatives by the Govt. of Sindh through the World Bank Assistance for solid waste management / setting up Power Plants to generate electricity from the garbage collected. He also suggested providing side ducts for the services and after several feet, mid-duct to avoid road cutting for the sake of repair and maintenance of the services. Regarding the environmental aspects, he emphasized that planting native trees such as Neem and Gul Mohr should be included in the plan including the provision for water supply to the trees.

District Municipal Corporation Korangi (Malir Zone)

A detailed presentation was given to the Chairman of DMC Korangi and other office bearers regarding the subproject interventions. The representatives of DMC Korangi appreciated the efforts of the consultants in delivering a detailed presentation on the project activities. The Chairman stated that the solutions for water supply and sewerage, bus stops, street lighting and road rehabilitation have been well-designed. Moreover, the Chairman appreciated the funding provided by the World Bank for improving these essential neighborhood services that are not easily affordable by DMCs.

Union Council Representatives

The representatives of Union Council-12 were given an overview of the project activities and interventions. The UC members stated that it was an honor for them that the World Bank and the Government of Sindh had chosen their area for interventions under KNIP. All the activities proposed by the consultants are needed urgently and should commence as early as possible. The UC members stressed the need for working in coordination with all departments to achieve the project objectives. Both male and female councilors explained that inadequate water supply, load-shedding and sewerage are the main problems in the area. The pedestrian crossings and public spaces in the area are not adequate while the dualization of Thado Nallah Bridge was appreciated.

K-Electric

A detailed presentation was given to senior management of KE regarding the project. General Manager HTR-III South, KE said that they have surveyed the areas separately and that transformers would be shifted if needed. There is no need for new transformers and there is no leakage problem in the area. During the survey no damaged cables were found. Ducts would be provided for future. The KE team showed its full support and assured to cooperate in construction.

Traffic Police

The offices of the Traffic Police station at Saudabad appreciated the sharing of details of the subproject interventions in the area. They reiterated that the coverage of the Traffic Police officials reduces as the subproject road moves towards Thaddo Nallah Bridge. The population density decreases significantly towards Soomar Kandhani village. However, with an increasing influx of low-income families in the area and growth of the city away from Saudabad, the Traffic Police will have to arrange for additional resources for monitoring and traffic management further down the subproject area. Moreover, the officials appreciated the proposed re-designing of the Saudabad intersection as traffic congestion is common in this area during peak hours.

Al-Mustafa Trust

A detailed presentation was given to senior management of Al-Mustafa Trust regarding the project. Al-Mustafa Trust has been operational in Karachi for over three decades providing ambulatory services, emergency treatments, burial services and a multitude of mass awareness campaigns and health workshops. The Director of Al-Mustafa Trust welcomed the KNIP initiative in the area and expressed their full support and coordination for improving the conditions of the area on a voluntary basis. Based on Al-Mustafa Trust’s experience of working with local communities in the area, he stressed the need for frequent awareness campaigns and community mobilization initiatives to motivate residents and businesses to take a more proactive role to solve their problems. He further stated that plastic bags are a major trash hazard and residents must be encouraged to use reusable shopping bags.

Urban Resource Center

The Director of the Urban Resource Center appreciated the efforts of the Government of Sindh and the World Bank to improve essential neighborhood services for citizens of Karachi. He stressed the importance of involving all relevant local government departments and utility agencies at the planning stage of the project to ensure all stakeholders agree to collaborate and coordinate their efforts. He was pleased to hear from the team that all tiers of the government, utility agencies and civil society representatives are being consulted for these subproject areas. The proposed benefits from these interventions can only be realized and sustained if all the stakeholders actually perform their functions, regardless of political and ethnic backgrounds. He informed the team that KWSB is already working on a new Water Supply Scheme (S3) for Malir and if that scheme is linked to this subproject area, then the water woes of Malir residents may be addressed to some extent. Moreover, he added that transport sector projects often ignored the space required for various public transport vehicles (buses, coaches, rickshaws, taxis and the like). The junctions randomly designated for these public transport vehicles overtime adds to the nuisance of other road-users as these vehicles occupy a large part of the main carriageway.

Table .7.3: Guide for Consultation – Base Matrix

Information Shared

Feedback / Comments

Actions to be taken

Design Modifications

Background information of the subproject including utility plan

Damaged sewerage network and accumulation of sewage along the road

The rehabilitation of sewerage network is already included on road development plan and will be done in association of KWSB

Background information of the project including rehabilitation of utilities

It is most important that the KWSB to be taken on board during construction and a site engineer of KWSB will be present at all times

It is to be ensured (letter of consent / MOU to be taken) before construction that KWSB is taken onboard during rehabilitation of sewerage network

Background information of the subproject including road cross-sections

Access of locals and pedestrians in project interventions

Adequate and continuous access to be provided during construction to all project beneficiaries

Revised road cross-sections show that the proposed development on the road will not utilize the whole width of existing road and left footpath of varying width which will be used as access.

Background information of the subproject including subproject interventions

Solid Waste thrown on the subproject road alignment

Provision of adequate waste bin facilities and cleanup of right track.

Removal of existing solid waste and sludge accumulated along the right track of subproject road and provision of additional solid waste bins.

Background information of the project including rehabilitation of utilities

Streets lights are faulty and not worked in load shedding due to inadequate number of transformers

Provision of adequate electric network and new street lighting system and transformers will be installed.

Background information of the subproject including subproject interventions

Lack of solid waste collection and proper disposal along the subproject road

Provision of dust bins at appropriate locations.

Increase DMC’s capacity to collect trash and maintenance capacity via provision of trash lifting machinery like small front end loaders and dumpers for the collection and disposal of trash in the operation phase.

Background information of the subproject including bus stops details

Separate bus stops should be made for women

Bus stops should be bifurcated in male and female sitting section

This should be incorporated in the design

Background information of the subproject including subproject interventions

Project delay and long construction time

CC and PIU to follow the subproject schedule in letter and spirit. Also rehabilitation of utilities along the road should be completed as fast as possible.

Background information of the pedestrian crossing and signals plan

Lack of traffic signals, adequate bus stops and occurrence of accidents.

Old age people and children have problems to take buses.

Addition of bus stops and pelican signals in the road development plan. Road calming measures are also included in the plan to avoid accidents.

The bus stops will be elevated at footpath level and the number will be adequate.

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