Karachi Metropolitan Corporation plan reconstruction of truck stand

Karachi, December 09, 2014 (PPI-OT): Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, KMC Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui, Secretary Transport Government of Sindh Taha Farooqui and M.D KW and SB Qutubuddin Shaikh on Tuesday visited the truck stand where they listened to the problems facing by the transporters and issued directive for solving these problems.

Earlier the president of Karachi Goods Carrier Association Malik Khalid informed about the problems of truck stand. He said the transporters were facing difficulties due to the sewerage system and broken roads whereas the law and order situation was also causing problems to them. He asked the government to take immediate steps for solving these problems.

KMC Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui said so far 70 percent success was obtained in recovering the truck stand from land mafia and the remaining encroachments will also removed in next week. Construction of pavement and a dispensary was also planned in the truck stand.

He said the oil tankers parking terminal was already completed in Zulfiqarabad therefore the oil tankers should be shifted there so that the citizens could be saved from any inconvenience or trouble due to their parking in different areas of the city.

Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui said the KMC was also preparing the PC-I for the reconstruction of the truck stand which would be completed in a week time. He said the rehabilitation of sewerage system with construction of roads and pavements with storm water drainage would be done during this besides the measures for more greenery and plantation in the stand. Administrator Karachi said the filling of all trenches with patchwork and repairing will be done immediately for which approval was already given.

He said Karachi has numerous problems whereas limited resources were available for providing municipal services to a huge population; however the reconstruction of truck stand was important for the city. He said it was now become necessary to start work on the construction of new truck stand at Northern bypass. KMC was planning to initiate work on this.

Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said the government wants to solve the problems of business community and traders and to provide them maximum encouragement for promoting the commercial activities. All these problems would be solved with joint work. He said the traders would be provided with full security which would bring improvement in the condition of economy.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99232400-01
Fax: +92-21-99232406
Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk

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