Karachi: The Sindh government has formed a committee for the restoration of heritage buildings on Karachi’s Burns Road as part of the initiative launched to renovate the famous food street – a news source reported on January 12. The buildings had recently been painted a different colour from their original colours which had led to a public outcry on social media.
The committee will work to restore the old colours of the buildings. The committee will be headed by Sindh’s Antiquities and Archaeology Department Director General Manzoor Ahmed Kanasro.
Sindh government had also formed a 10-member committee for renovation of Burns Road and recently the government also decided to ‘pedestrianise’ the food street. A notification was issued to the effect on January 5 which stated that vehicles won’t be allowed on the street after 7 PM.
The visitors of the food street will be provided valet parking service. The government will also chalk marking on both sides of the street to prevent restaurants from encroaching onto streets by extending their seating areas.
All these arrangements will be made after 7 PM. Before that everything will proceed as in routine.