A high-level meeting was held at the Governor House on Thursday, 3rd July 2014 to allocate more money for development schemes in Karachi. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, Corps Commander Sajjad Ghani and provincial chief secretary Sajjad Saleem Hotiana were among the officials who attended the meeting.
The participants were informed that the proposed Malir Expressway had been renamed Malir Motorway. It would be completed in three phases: 31 kilometres from DHA City to Quaidabad, 14 kilometres from Quaidabad to Hino Chowrangi and the last portion would be from Hino Chowrangi to Port Qasim.
It was said that six bridges would be built on the Malir Motorway, and the estimated cost of the project would be around Rs42 billion. The estimated cost of the first phase is Rs19.5 million, second phase will cost Rs10.6 billion and Rs13.6 billion will be spent on the third phase.