Three model Bachat Bazaars will be set up in different areas before Eidul Fitr, decided the departmental heads of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) at a meeting.
KMC administrator Roshan Ali Shaikh presided over the meeting, in which it was also decided that the post of the municipal magistrate should be restored. Shaikh said that a letter will be written to the government for the restoration of the post so that immediate action can be taken against people violating municipal regulations.
Speaking about the bazaars, he said they will be set up on Rashid Minhas Road and Kashmir Road, and in North Nazimabad, for 10 days. Clothes, shoes and other such items will be brought directly from companies so that people can buy them at cheaper rates.
The meeting further decided that steps will be taken to clean and beautify 28 main roads, bridges and underpasses of KMC and remove encroachments. “The Civic Centre should be beautified by removing encroachments and city wardens should be posted so that the encroachments do not reappear,” said Shaikh. “Flowers and grass will be planted on footpaths and walls will be painted.”
It was also decided that action will be taken against illegal charged parking and FIRs will be registered against those found involved. The administrator said a complete crackdown should be launched against illegal charged parking.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2015.
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