KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he has fulfilled his promise by restoring the glories of Jahangir Park but some extend we have added a beauty in it. “This park is my gift to the people of this city and to all the people who visit Saddar.”
This he said while talking to some media men at Jahangir Park he visited this morning along with Minister Local Government Jam Khan Shoro, Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem, PD Karachi Package Niaz soomro and other concerned officers.
The chief minister had visited Jahangir Park on August 17, 2016 and had witnessed the push cart owners, fruit vendors and others had encroached the entire park and had stolen away its grills installed in its compound wall. The heroines had also made it a safe haven for them. Therefore, not a single visitor of Saddar had ever dared to visit the abandoned park looking like a haunting space in center of Saddar.
The chief minister then and there directed Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro to start its work and restore its glories. The work started on war footings and completed within a year. Today when the chief minister again visited the park this morning he found it lush green, a modern, beautiful and excellent park this city ever had.
Jahagir park is located over an area of 5.3 acres. Its scheme was launched for Rs220 million in which construction of its compound wall, fountains, benches, wood work, electrical work, drainage system, wash rooms and other items have been done. Under the same amount two RO plants one of 50,000 gallon for drinking water and other one for providing water to the lawn, trees and flowers of the park.
The chief minister appreciated the local government minister Jam Khan Shoro, his tea involved in planning and development of the park, divisional administration of the city and others who supported the project.
The people living in the Saddar area gathered when the chief minister reached Jahangir park and visited different roads recently constructed are still under construction. They applauded and appreciated the chief minister for redoing Saddar.
The chief minister latter visited different roads in Saddar such as Daudpota Road constructed for Rs132,9 million. The other works of the project include road, sewerage, water supply, storm water drain and electrical work.
He also visited Mir Karam Ali Road which has also been reconstructed by laying its new sewerage and water supply lines and have also constructed storm water drain along and its footpath for Rs141.67 million.
Syed Murad Ali Shah also visited Rahja Ghazanfar Road constructed for Rs245.263 million in which like other roads new water, sewerage lines and storm water drain, lights and new footpaths have been constructed.
The chief minister went to Sarwar Shaeed Road constyructed for Rs155.59 million. This raod has also been given a new storm water drain, footpaths, water and sewerage lines.
Thechief minister said that there were old buildings in Saddar, particularly on Mir Karam Ali Road which he announced to restore them. “These building are most beautiful and are our heritage, so I am keen to restore them,” he said and added that it was the purpose he has obtained a $100 million World Bank project to restore old city areas.