Sindh: Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday announced to allocate plots in New Karachi’s 7,000 Road Nullah to 47 affectees of the anti-encroachment drive, according to media reports.
When this decision was made, the chief minister was chairing a meeting of the Provincial Coordination & Implementation Committee (PCIC). Commissioner of Karachi Naveed Shaikh, informed the meeting about the anti-encroachment drive. So far, 5,134 units have been retrieved from various Nullahs. The following are the details of the units that were removed:
- 238 units from Mehmoodabad Nullah
- 3,290 units from Gujjar Nullah
- 1,606 units from Orangi Nullah – 189 from Keamari, 416 from Central, and 1,001 from West districts.
During the meeting, it was also informed that 47 houses and 1,169 shops have been built on 7,000 Road Nullah in New Karachi. According to Deputy Commissioner Central, a notice has been issued to inform the occupants.
Aside from that, the meeting also addressed issues regarding the revival of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR). The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) was reported to have completed the survey for the overall design of the project and projected cost for the underpass/flyover along the KCR route.
According to the PC-1, three elevated structures would be erected in phase 1 at a cost of PKR 4.9 billion, while elevated structures covering 6.4 km will be built in phase 2 at a cost of PKR 11.50 billion.
The chief minister is expected to hold a meeting on Monday (July 19) to settle the concerns regarding KCR so that work on the project may begin.