Karachi, June 03, 2013 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi has directed to prepare a comprehensive plan for removing encroachments around historical Jahangir Park for restoration of actual condition of this park located in Saddar and safety wall around the park should be built so that this park could be made a standard and beautiful picnic point for citizens of Karachi.
He said this during a visit of Jahangir Park Saddar. On this occasion Sr. Director Transport and Communication Muhammad Athar and officers of Parks Department were also present. Administrator Karachi said this park as a gift for citizens of Karachi was given by Khan Bahadur Behram Jee Jahangir in 1893 and this park after establishment become center of entertainment activities for citizens whereas 100 years old trees also increase importance of this park however due to lack of proper maintenance this park gradually lost its beauty and common citizens avoid visiting the park.
He said it was matter of concern that transporters due to broken iron walls have started using a part of this park for parking their vehicles whereas garbage from adjoining areas was also put here due to which the beauty and attraction of this park had not been maintained and condition of this park was getting worse.
Administrator Karachi said it was necessary to plant more trees for dealing with environmental pollution caused by traffic in this central area and make arrangements for greenery and plantation in Jahangir Park along with other parks and green belts of the city which would not only reduce environmental pollution but also make this area beautiful and green.
He directed that shopkeepers and people who put garbage in Jahangir Park should be stopped and plant more trees for restoration of its beauty and measures for their safety should also be taken whereas installation work of external iron wall of park should be performed on preferential basis.
He said that special arrangements for safety of historical buildings and parks of Karachi like other cities of the world would also be made and measures for its protection would be taken. He said that KMC was implementing a comprehensive Traffic Management Plan for resolving traffic jam problem in Saddar whereas a modern parking plaza on Shahabudding Market was also being built which would facilitate businessmen and citizens and protect from accidents and traffic jam problem.
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