Altaf Hamid Rao
An overseas Kashmiri entrepreneur has set a precedence of serving his ancestral city of Mirpur without any vested interest launching investment on no-loss and no-profit basis with prime spirit to beautify his native town through various projects of latest civic amenities including the traffic signal lights and overhead bridges for pedestrians at various busiest locations and main roads in the city with the coordination and support of the district administration and Mirpur Development Authority (MDA).
First phase of the project, under private-public partnership, of installation of the latest traffic signal lights coupled with giant gates carrying billboards at city’s busiest Quaid-e-Azam Chowk, Azad Megamart Chowk and Bankhurma Road chowk has been complete, giving an exceptionally beautiful look being a modern and developed city like that of any developed nation.
The UK and UAE-based Kashmiri expatriate – the author and sponsor of the project Ajman Hussain launched the phased projects few months ago. Two of the six traffic signal projects have so far been completed under the self-help program conceived and executed by him with no loss and no profit basis. Quoting the management of the projects our special correspondent reports from Mirpur that the earnings of the publicity through the mega billboards and hoardings will also be spent for the identical civic projects to be launched in next phases of the projects.