Cantonment Areas

CBC to revamp bazaar areas


By Jamil Khan | KARACHI


THE Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) is all set to kick off work on different schemes including roads, water and sewerage for bazaar areas that are scattered in the cantonment and have been ignored in the past.

This was said by CBC Executive Body Member Aziz Suharwardy while talking to Daily Times, who also mentioned that after these development schemes are completed in the current fiscal year, most of the problems lingering from the past will be resolved.

“In the past, all katchi abadis, also known as bazaar areas, scattered in the CBC have been ignored by the authorities. It resulted in crumbling old infrastructure because of the massive influx of people depending on it,” he said.

However, the CBC Executive Body has taken a bold step and formed a new committee to incorporate representatives of residents of all the bazaar areas, representatives of political parties as well as former councilors to streamline issues pertaining to permanent addresses, he said. “In the past, this system did not exist but now we are working to address civic issues being faced by the people living in the neglected areas,” he said.

There are a number of katchi abadis that have been established in different parts of CBC in the last three to four decades making it a haphazard jungle of concrete structures. These katchi abadis or bazaar areas include Delhi Colony, Punjab Colony, Bukhshan Village, Madniabad, Lower Gizri, Hazara Colony, Pak Jamhoria Colony, Railway Colony, Neelum Colony and Millat Colony besides many other small localities.

Suharwardy also said that CBC adopted 12 schemes related to water, sewerage and roads for the bazaar areas and they will be carried out in the current fiscal year.

The schemes include construction of roads along Delhi Colony Block-8 with the estimated cost of Rs 8 million, construction of a service road in front of the Institute of Chartered Accountant till the Hina Carpet Center at Khaliq-uz-Zaman Road which will have a cost of Rs 2 million, a road from Foundation School to Hazara Colony at Korangi Road worth Rs 3 million, a road along the football ground in Bukhshan Village worth Rs 2 million, a road at Tallwali Gali Hazara Colony worth Rs 1 million. The streets in Hazara Colony will be paved at an estimated cost of Rs 2 million and the 4th Commercial Lane till the Jamhoria Colony will be paved with a cost of Rs 3.85 million.

CBC also adopted four water and sewerage schemes including a new supply line from Matka Chowk to Hazara Colony Pumping Station at a cost of Rs 1.50 million, a sewerage line from the 19th Street to Shamim Mosque at Rs 3.50 million, laying a sewerage line in the Main Bazaar of Punjab Colony at a cost of Rs 4.20 million and also a sewerage line from Gali No 4 to Khaliq-uz-Zaman Road at Rs 1.10 million.

– Published in Daily Times | Jan 05, 2009

~ by jamilkhan on January 5, 2009.

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