Karachi: Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan on Sunday laid the foundation stone of construction of Shahabuddin Market and 5 storey Car Parking Plaza behind Empress Market in Saddar. He was accompanied by Administrator KMC Muhammad Hussain Syed, Municipal Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan, Project Engineer and other high officials of KMC. Governor of Sindh on this occasion said though this project was delayed for some time but now the work has begun and would complete in time.
He said timely completion of this project would not only solve the old problem of shopkeepers of Shahabuddin Market but also resolve the problems of car parking and traffic jam in the Saddar area. Administrator KMC Muhammad Hussain Syed briefed the Governor about the project. He said that besides the construction of Shahabuddin Market a five storey car parking plaza will be constructed under this project.
The first phase of the project would complete by December 2012 and the 176 shopkeepers would be gradually shifted to lower ground floor of the building while ground floor would have 130 shops and these shops will be offered to business community though open auction. A total of 159 shops will be constructed on the mezzanine floor of the building.
The market would have wide corridors while 5 storeys of the building would be allocated for car parking and 28 offices would be provided in the first floor. The first phase of the project which cost Rs735million would provide parking facility for about 580 cars and hundreds of motorcycles in the plaza.
A new mosque will be constructed in place of the old mosque near Shahabuddin Market. Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan also inspected the site of the project where he was briefed by Administrator KMC about the development works presently underway in the city.
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