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Administrator bans fixing of sign boards

Karachi, December 04, 2012 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed has announced imposition of ban on the installation of all types of sign boards, bill boards and hoardings in the city whereas the relocation of such boards will also be prohibited.

He said this while chairing a meeting held in his office on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by Chief Officer Matanat Ali Khan, Director General Technical Services Altaf G. Memon, Sr. Director Transport and Communication Muhammad Ather, Director Local Taxes Akhtar Shaikh and other officers.

Administrator Karachi on this occasion said that the image of city was being ruined due to random and unsystematic installation of sign boards whereas citizens due to immense quantity of sign boards were facing difficulties and inconvenience.

He said that henceforth issuance of NOC for every sign board would be linked with the approval from Director General Technical Services and Sr. Director Transport and Communication. He issued directive to remove all sign boards along with other than the auctioned hoardings on Sharae Faisal, Shahrah-e-Pakistan and Shahrah-e-Quaideen immediately.

He said Shahrah-e-Quaideen after reconstruction will be the biggest corridor of the city in which four lanes for each track had been made. Construction of storm water drain with RCC covering has not only widened the road but also made this corridor the widest road in the city.

He said that the size of bill boards on Sharah-e-Quaideen should also be reduced. He said that big sign boards on various locations caused inconvenience in traffic vision such boards should be removed from corridors.

He said that all precautionary measures while installation of hoardings should be opted along with the consideration of recommended standard and size.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406
Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk

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