Karachi Metropolitan Corporation starts constructing alternate residence for Bhagwandas Building Residents
Karachi, June 16, 2012 (PPI-OT): Karachi Metropolitan Corporation started construction work of alternate residential block for residents of dilapidated Bhagwandas Building on Saturday. The residential block with joint bathrooms and other facilities were being constructed on a piece of land at KMC Workshop which had been previously used for stationing of Machinery Pool Vehicles of B and R Division.
Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan on Saturday paid a visit of the construction site and inspected the ongoing work. He was accompanied by the concerned engineer and other officers.
On this occasion he said that the Bhagwandas Building in Narinpura had been declared as dangerous, therefore it was decided to relocate the families residing in its over 63 apartments as a makeshift arrangement. These people would again shift to their original home after the reconstruction of Bhagwandas Building.
He said that the work had been started under the special directive of Administrator KMC Muhammad Hussain Syed so that it could complete before the start of next monsoon rains in the city.
The Metropolitan Commissioner said that the land for construction of alternate residential block for residents of Bhagwandas Building had been finalized with the collaboration of DMC South which also gave some of its land for the block. The shifting of families will be completed in next one and a half month time.
He said that a committee comprising the concerned officers of KMC and the representatives of residents of Bhagwandas Building was overseeing the whole work with the view to ensure availability of all necessary facilities to these people on the new place including the supply of water, electricity, gas and sewerage system.
For more information, contact:
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406