Karachi's Saddar to get a makeover as improvement project kicks off

In the first phase, Mansfield Street is being renovated

Our Correspondent June 19, 2016
In the first phase, Mansfield Street is being renovated. PHOTO: ARIF SOOMRO

KARACHI: The work on Saddar improvement project has kicked off at Empress Market and its adjoining areas. In the first phase of the project, Mansfield Street is being renovated, where construction work is underway.

Karachi commissioner Ejaz Ahmed Khan monitored the construction work on Sunday during a visit to Saddar.

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The Saddar improvement project includes construction of a pedestrian zone, a food street and a night market, according to the press statement issued from the commissioner’s office.

The project will be constructed in three different phases and will be completed in the next six months, said the press statement.

Adjacent to the Empress Market, Mir Karam Ali Talpur Road, Preedy Street and Raja Ghazanfar Ali Road will be pedestrianised and traffic will be barred from these roads. At Raja Ghazanfar Ali Road, a night market will be constructed. The traffic will pass through Mansfield Street and Daudpota Road.

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For the project, sewage lines have also been laid and the construction of Mansfield Road and its footpath are underway, whereas the carpeting of the road will start after Eid. By the end of July, work on Mansfield Street will be completed and construction on pedestrian zones will then kick off. In its last phase, a shuttle service will start in the area to facilitate the shoppers.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 20th, 2016.


Amasch Qadri | 6 years ago | Reply Yeh makeover. Remove all the stalls of the poor and street sellers and replace them with their own shops. Seems like they are trying to overtake Karachi and they will never stop lol.
Yahya Lakda | 6 years ago | Reply I am living in the heart of Saddar; Mansfield street. This under construction project has been delayed over and over and it has become a frustration for pedestrians and residents living nearby. The urban management planning is a state of abysmal despair and corruption toppled.
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