Master Plan a must for Karachi: Nazim

KARACHI: City Nazim, Syed Mustafa Kamal, has said that the first-ever Master Plan being prepared for the city will soon be presented before the City Council for approval. Addressing a joint meeting of Master Plan and Revenue Departments on Thursday, the city Nazim said all the businesses continued in Karachi in a haphazard manner in the past, but this city will no longer be subjected to such practices anymore. DCO Karachi Fazalur Rehman, EDO Master Plan Iftikhar Qaimkhani, EDO Revenue Saleh Ahmed Farooqui, EDO Works and Services Amanullah Chachar and other officers were also present.

“A master plan is a must for a metropolitan city like this, so that clear specifications be given, regarding a location and nature of any proposition such as what place is appropriate for a truck stand or an educational institution, etc,” he elaborated. The master plan will vividly identify the kinds of businesses and their appropriate locations. Talking about the ongoing development projects, he said the city government’s pace or working could be imagined from the fact that those projects for which the foundations were laid only a few months back are now near completion. “We are about to present the citizens of Karachi gifts in the form of completed uplift projects,” he added.

Kamal expressed satisfaction on the successful maintenance of traffic flow during the holy month of Ramazan by the efforts of the city government, owing to which, he said, the citizens are facing less traffic related problems. “Efforts are also being made for achieving further improvement in this regard,” he said. He said patching and carpeting has been completed to a great extent on a number of roads and added that such a system is being devised by the Works and Services Department under which patching and carpeting of damaged roads will continue throughout the year. Mustafa Kamal said after completion of the current projects, work on other important corridors will be undertaken. “With improved infrastructure, Karachi will be in the list of developed cities of the world,” he hoped.
Source: The News