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KMC officials clear encroachment in Nazimabad Karachi | Instant News



Remove the generator, tire repair shop, wheelbarrow from the road

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Web table – Posted: Nov 3, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 hour ago

Posted: Nov 3, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 hour ago

Officials from the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation anti-encroachment department carried out operations Tuesday in the Nazimabad and North Nazimabad areas in the Central Karachi District.

They removed chairs and tables that were placed outside the teahouse, cabins with leaky tires, gas cylinders and wheelbarrows from roads and walkways around Haroon Shopping Center in North Nazimabad.

KMC Senior Director Bashir Siddiqui is leading the second operation near the Hotel Saifullah in Nazimabad. The anti-encroachment team removed generators, abandoned vehicles and rickshaws, and small water barrels from trails and service roads.

Siddiqui said the major operation was carried out after several complaints were received of the existence of illegal buildings in an area known as ‘Saifullah ka Adda’.

The assistant commissioners of the District Center and SHO Rizvia, Nazimabad and Paposh Nagar assisted the KMC team in the operation.


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Karachi Frere Hall Gate-2 is open to the public after encroachment is cleared | Instant News

Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has opened Gate no. 2 from Frere Hall to the public after removing encroachment from there.

KMC anti-encroachment department officials removed the iron warehouse installed at the gate on Saturday.

KMC Senior Director Bashir Siddiqui said the operation was carried out at the direction of Karachi Administrator Iftikhar Shallwani.

He said the warehouse had been installed over the past ten years as part of a security measure for the US Consulate General which was previously on Abdullah Haroon Street near the Marriot Hotel. The US Consulate was moved to Mai Kolachi Street in 2010.

In another operation, KMC eliminated encroachment from Songal Nullah in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. It has been four days since KMC started removing illegal buildings from the rainwater drains.

The KMC anti-encroachment team destroyed around 250 illegal houses, shops and other buildings with the help of heavy equipment. Siddiqui said the anti-encroachment team cleared a 1.5-kilometer section of the rainwater channel.

The 50-foot-wide canal has been reduced to only 2-4 feet because of this encroachment, according to the official. He said they would restore the true width of the Songal Nullah.

The operation will continue until all encroachment is removed, Siddiqui added.


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‘Encroachment in some parts of the KCR line because it will be cleared up’ | Instant News

KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Saturday that encroachment on the five-kilometer section of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) would be cleared for complete restoration of the approximately 43 kilometers long line, ARY News reported.

This was conveyed by Sindh CM Syed Murad Ali Shah while chairing the session regarding the development of the plan to revive the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR).

“The KCR project was launched in 1964 and remained functional until 1984 while it was suspended in 1999. The Sindh government took the initiative to revive the KCR in 2006. The estimated cost of the KCR project was $ 2.6 billion at the time, however, JAICA broke away from the project after the feasibility process in 2012. “

Read: The government begins preparations for the pilot test of the Karachi Loop Railway

The chief minister said that the KCR had been included in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project at his request by the then prime minister in 2016 because “a portion of the 12 kilometer long KCR line overlaps ML-1.”

Read: Rasheed visits Karachi to check on KCR project ‘getting started soon’

CM Shah said, “This project was approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) in 2017 at a cost of $ 207.6 billion. The 43.13-kilometer KCR route includes 14.95 kilometers uphill and 28.18 kilometers elevated with 24 train stations to provide high capacity service to 550,000 passengers daily. “

“The Sindh government will provide maximum support to railway officers for the revival of the KCR.

During the session, the railway secretary informed the chief minister that the KCR route would be revived according to its allotment plan in the next six months in addition to continuing construction work to meet its requirements on the modern line.

Read: KCR project: FWO is granted permission to construct underpasses, flyovers

Earlier on September 30, the Sindh cabinet had agreed release of Rs97 million for the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project. The decision was taken at a Sindh cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

The provincial cabinet has decided to withdraw the amount at the request of the local government. The meeting also rejected the proposed use of Re-gasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) in the province. The Sindh cabinet also approved the granting of land to gas companies to lay pipelines in the province.




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KMC eliminates encroachment in the Eastern and Central Karachi districts | Instant News

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s anti-encroachment department on Tuesday resumed anti-encroachment operations in the city’s Central and Eastern districts.

KMC officials eliminated encroachment in the Nazimabad, Jamshed City and Gulshan-e-Iqbal areas.

They lifted a generator of a wedding hall stored on the road and walkway from the Baloch Colony Bridge to the FTC Bridge at Sharae Faisal in Jamshed City.

A fight broke out between KMC officials and wedding hall staff during the operation. Police arrested three people for obstructing the operation. The KMC anti-encroachment team also removed cabins and strollers from the roadside.

In another operation in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, KMC officials demolished houses built in Songal Nullah in Leemo Goth. They use heavy equipment to destroy illegal buildings built over rainwater channels.

This encroachment limits the flow of waste and rainwater during the rainy season, KMC Senior Director Bashir Siddiqui told SAMAA Digital.

The KMC has been tasked with destroying any type of encroachment built over the rainwater channels, according to the official. The anti-encroachment team has carried out operations in Gujjar Nullah, New Karachi Nullah and Orangi Nullah.

Cabins, wheelbarrows, stab shops, tables, chairs and other soft nuisances were removed during the operation in Nazimabad.

The KMC anti-encroachment department has carried out several operations in Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, North Karachi, New Karachi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, and Jamshed City over the past two months.

In the Southern District, operations have been carried out in and around Saddar City and Pasar Ratu.


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The third anti-encroachment operation since the lock was carried out in the Karachi Central District | Instant News

The Karachi Metropolitan Anti-encroachment Department focuses on the Central District to eliminate illegal encroachment and construction.

A department team conducted Friday the third operation this week in the district.

This destroyed two rooms built on the KMC plot in the 5-G area in New Karachi.

Senior Director of KMC’s anti-encroachment department Bashir Siddiqui said the land mafia had built rooms in two KMC plots of 40 square meters.

This operation is overseen by the KMC anti-encroachment department Director Kamran Alvi District Center. The police also escorted the KMC team.

On Thursday, operations were carried out in sector 2 and sector 5-A of New Karachi where encroachment was removed from the footpath and road near Khursheed Begum Park.

The KMC team brought down two rooms, a kitchen, a child’s room, a bathroom and a shop built on KMC’s land in Sector 5-L in North Karachi near Government Degree College.

On Monday, cabins, pushcarts, patara and other encroachments were released from nearby Sindh Government Hospital in Sector 11-J in North Karachi.

This is the third operation in the Central District since it was locked.


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