Project Launched for Removing Encroachments in Saddar

Commissioner Karachi

A project aimed at removing encroachments in Saddar, lowering of traffic congestion and regulation of vendors on main roads and declaring certain areas in Saddar as a pedestrian precinct has been approved by the government, the commissioner of Karachi said on Wednesday. “The estimated cost of the project is Rs100 million,” said Karachi commissioner Roshan Ali Sheikh while addressing a press conference at his office. He said effects of the project would be in evidence in four to five months. With the completion of the project, certain roads in Saddar would be declared a pedestrian precinct and roadside vendors would be regulated properly, he added. “The project will start soon and its tender will be invited…

No more Water Tankers for DHA

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The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has expressed its inability to provide water by tankers at subsidised rates or otherwise for the residents of Defence any more, and has asked the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) to arrange water for the residents from its own system. The managing director of the water utility, Misbahuddin Farid, in a letter addressed to the DHA administrator, said on Monday the utility had completely stopped the supply of water from its hydrants, so that the citizens could be provided with piped water. He said that as long as the utility’s hydrants were open, it was providing water for ministers, advisers and elected public representatives by tankers at subsidised rates…