Karachi, April 09, 2013 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi has said that the parking of oil tankers on Zulfiqarabad Oil Tankers Parking Terminal would start soon. This project was being completed with a cost of Rs313million. Administrator Karachi said that construction of this terminal would help minimize environmental pollution along with public interest and especially the problem of parking of a large number of oil tankers near Shirin Jinnah Colony would be resolved as well.
PSO and other oil companies were asked to perform their responsibilities so that this important project could complete on time. He said this while addressing a meeting held about the construction of Zulfiqarabad Oil Tankers Parking Terminal.
On this occasion project directors and other concerned officers were present. The meeting was informed that the provision of water in underground tank of Zulfiqarabad Oil Tankers Parking Terminal has been ensured and 95 percent of overhead tank has been completed and shields for 9660 people have also been built. Besides police check posts on internal and external routes, waiting place consisting of two rooms for rangers along with the facilities of toilet and bathroom have been built whereas three tyre shops, boundary walls and construction of mosque and parking area have also been built by KMC however works from different oil companies were being delayed as these works were completed oil tankers would start parking here.
Administrator Karachi said the completion of this project has been facing minor problems which would be resolved with the collaboration of all stakeholders soon. He said the infrastructure for more than 10 thousand people was available and 2375 oil tankers could be parked on Zulfiqarabad Oil Tankers Parking Terminal which was being completed with a cost of Rs313million.
He said the leveling dressing of 200 acre land on Zulfiqarabad Oil Tankers Parking Terminal was done where 6 to 8 feet on various locations was filled with soil whereas Rs700million would be required for construction of second phase for which request would be made to Government of Sindh.
Administrator Karachi said this was an old demand of citizens which was being fulfilled now and completion of this project would reduce heavy traffic on city roads and improve traffic flow. He said the pace of construction works has been increased and obstacles were also removed in this regard.
He said this was a combined project which was being completed with the collaboration of Government of Pakistan, Government of Sindh, KMC and Oil Companies. Answering a question Administrator Karachi said the measures would be taken for providing oil tankers and their owners with full proof security.
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