Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Administrator visits Zulfiqarabad Oil Tankers Parking Terminal
Karachi, July 08, 2013 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi has said that construction works of Zulfiqarabad Oil Tankers Parking Terminal were in final stage and shifting of oil tankers will start after Ramadan whereas various shops including spare parts, mechanic, tyre and other shops located in Shireen Jinnah Colony will also be shifted.
He said this while visiting Zulfiqarabad Oil Tankers Parking Terminal where he talked with a good number of oil tankers owners, shop keepers, officials and members of different associations of oil tankers. On this occasion Project Director Ansar Zaidi, Sr. Director Municipal Services Masood Alam, Sr. Director Transport and Communication Muhammad Athar and other officers were present. KMC Administrator said the orders regarding terminal issued by Supreme Court will be implemented and no one will be allowed to violate Supreme Court orders.
He said that shops located here will be allotted through draw and alternative roads will also be constructed for oil tankers. Earlier Project Director informed KMC Administrator that various works including availability of water, mosque, overhead tank, wash rooms, boundary walls and construction of parking area have been completed whereas leveling works on 50 acre more land was underway which would be completed soon so that 1200 acre land allocated for parking terminal will be in use.
Police and rangers check posts on inside and outside routes of Zulfiqarabad Oil Tankers Parking Terminal, waiting area consisting of two rooms for police and rangers, toilets and bath rooms have been constructed whereas construction of mosque, tyre shops and 1500 feet long boundary walls have also been completed by KMC.
KMC Administrator said that Zulfiqarabad Oil Tankers Parking Terminal was being completed with a cost of Rs313million and 2375 oil tankers could be parked on Zulfiqarabad Oil Tankers Parking Terminal at a time where infrastructure for above 10 thousand people was available. He said it was an old demand of citizens which was being fulfilled. Completion of this project would reduce heavy traffic on city roads and improve traffic flow as well.
He said that hindrances in remaining works have been removed and it was directed to increase pace of works as well. He said this was a combined project which was being carried out with the collaboration of Government of Pakistan, Government of Sindh, KMC and oil companies. Measures for providing oil tankers and their owners with full proof security would be taken as well.
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Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
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