Works & Services Department Govt Of Sindh
 

VISION

To transform the concept of roads from “Infrastructure” to a “Service of people”.

Mission Statement

To develop and implement a well conceived roads’ strategy that is focused and geared towards achieving the “Sectoral” objectives.

VISION 2025

KEY CHALLENGES

·         Huge backlog of road maintenance works due to inadequate funding.

·         Damage/deterioration of infrastructure due to heavy rains and floods.

·         To improve quality of road works as per international standards.

KEY OPPORTUNITIES

·    With construction of new roads of about 12,000 Kms length over the coming 12 years, the portfolio of W&SD will increase from 47,000 Kms to 59,000 Kms and the road density would be improved from 0.34 Kms / Sq Km  to 0.47 Kms / Sq Km.

·    Sindh’s existing road network is densely spread on both sides of river Indus in the fertile plain. This provides an opportunity to link various cities with smaller investment.

·    Long stretch of Sindh Coast line that can be developed to tap huge marine potential of the province.

KEY STRENGTHS

·    Road Assets of about 47,000 Kms whose present worth is in trillions of rupees.

·    Qualified and trained human resource. Presently, 589 Graduate Engineers are working in the department.

KEY WEAKNESSES

·    Less emphasis on maintenance of road network.

·    Department faces image problems.

KEY INITIATIVES & DRIVERS OF GROWTH

Short Term 2 - 3 years

·    Construction of 3000 Kms of Road Network with asphalt surface.

·    Rehabilitation / Reconstruction / Improvement of 2400 Kms connecting market places and major towns.

·    Development/Rehabilitation of 900 Kms intercity road network with the assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB).

·    Construction of Manned Railway Crossings for improved road safety

·    Creation of Asset Management System.

·    New Projects to be taken up on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

·    Legislation for establishment of Road Management Fund and Axle Load Regulation.

Medium Term 3 - 5 years

·    Construction of 5000 Kms of Road Network of good quality.

·    Rehabilitation / Reconstruction/Improvement of 4000 Kms road network.

·    Establishing Road Maintenance Management System (RMMS) and Bridge Management System (BMS).

·    Introducing Road Policing System.

·    New Projects to be taken up on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

·    Construction of overhead Bridges on Railway Crossings.

 Long Term 10 years

·    Construction of 12,000 Kms of Road Network.

·    Rehabilitation/Reconstruction/Improvement of 8000 Kms road network.

·    New Projects to be taken up on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

·    Providing flyovers, bypasses and under-passes and dual carriageways at approaches to all major cities / town with a population of 15,000 and above.

·    Attracting foreign/donor investment for construction and rehabilitation of more roads through partnership with donor agencies.

·    Converting Highways Department into a “Road Agency” in service of the  people.

 Public Private Partnership

·    To encourage private sector to take up projects on the basis of Public Private   Partnership (PPP).

     A number of projects are already being implemented under PPP mode:

·    Hyderabad-Mirpurkhas Dual Carriageway.

Successfully Completed

·    Jhirak-Mullah Katiyar bridge over River Indus

Work in Progress

 ·   Future projects:

o   Karachi-Thatta Dual Carriageway.

o   Hyderabad-Tando Muhammad Khan Dual Carriageway.

o   Qadirpur-Kandhkot Bridge over River Indus. 

 

 
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