Master Plan of Karachi for next 100 years recommended


Eminent architects and town planners have recommended making a new and independent master plan of Karachi for next 100 years in order to turn it into a beautiful metropolis with developed infrastructure which not only could compete with other metropolitan cities, but could also meet its future requirements. They also highlighted the need for an efficient public transport system, including revival of Karachi Circular Railway, to facilitate not only public travelling, but also to help visitors to the city.
These recommendations were made in a conference held on Wednesday on the subject of ‘Transforming Karachi’. Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah presided over the conference which was addressed by the Provincial Minister for Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Chairperson Planning and Development Naheed Shah Durrani and Senior Member Board of Revenue Qazi Shahid Pervaiz, Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Ali Shallwani and noted architects and town planners and experts.
They highlighted the need for taking effective steps for promotion of cultural heritage of the city. Other recommendations regarding land-use conversion, restoration of public parks, playgrounds and other public amenities, were also made. The participants have also proposed a history museum for Karachi.
The agenda of the conference was bringing Karachi to its glory which is best suited for the people and residents, Restoring the parks playgrounds and amenities, which have been completed to commercial purposes, developing efficient public transport system including circular railway, BRT, KWSB, Karachi property tax reforms, heritage buildings and rehabilitation of parks.—INP