KMC urged to take prompt action against encroachers in Cattle Colony

The local residents of Cattle Colony Thursday urged Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) to launch an anti encroachment drive promptly in the area as the issue had been worsening with every passing day and resultantly causing nuisance for the road users both motorists and pedestrians.
These views were expressed in the general meeting of “Bhains Colony Reforms Committee” by its members belongs to various spheres of life.
President of Steering Group of Reforms Committee Muhammad Rizwan said the KMC anti encroachment department had been asked time and again to take a stern action against all the encroachers across the board but it did not pay any heed towards the issue.
He said according to a survey conducted by his team, it was discovered that there were certain elements in the KMC who were sheltering encroachers in order to make money.
He said this time if KMC did not perform its duty, the committee along its like-minded people would stage a sit-in in front of Malir deputy commissioner office in near future.
Ghulam Murtaza, a member of survey team, said a government employee of national flag carrier Haji Abdul Rasheed had set up a weighbridge namely “Dastgir Kanta” illegally at the Road No.4 of the colony.
The land where the weighbridge had been built was completely belonged to the KMC. Either the anti encroachment department was asleep or taking bribe as the owner claims so publically, he added.
He said weighbridge had narrowed the road almost to the half and made it uneven which was causing severe difficulties for the road users.
He said in last rainy season, a couple of trucks of straw (bhoosa) and grass had been collapsed due to the bumpy road as the platform had been build a little bit high.
There was another encroacher Abdul Rasheed who had almost built five shops on the nullah by dismantling the drainage system along the illegal weighbridge, he added.
Offices of some transporters were located at the same road such as Warraich Goods Transport, Allah Tawakal Goods Transport and Bismillah Goods Transport, and their heavy vehicles were parked on the road leaving little space for road users, he said.—APP

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