Zulfikarabad Oil Terminal made functional: Commissioner

On the directives of the Supreme Court, Zulfiqarabad Oil Terminal has been made functional as operators have started parking their tankers at the terminal and 800 tankers were parked in the terminal on September 10.
It was informed in the meeting chaired by the Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Sualeh Faruqui at his office, said a statement on Tuesday.
The meeting reviewed the arrangement for parking and facilities provided at the Zulfiqarabad Oil Terminal.
The meeting was attended by concerned Deputy commissioners, representatives of Oil companies and Associations of Oil tankers and officials of KMC and Traffic Police.
He said that the terminal has been constructed particularly for the parking of oil tankers and for the benefit of the city’s needs of traffic management.
It was decided in the meeting that a management committee would be set up to look after the affairs of the parking at the terminal The committee will consist of representatives of all the stakeholders including the officials of KMC, Traffic Police, representatives of oil companies and owners of the tankers.
It was decided in the meeting that another canteen would also be constructed to more facilitate the drviers at the terminal.
Deputy Commissioner District Malir briefed the meeting about the progress of the facilities provided at the terminal and parking arrangements made with the cooperation of the owners of tankers as well as the oil companies.
Deputy Commissioner Malir also told the meeting that on Monday 800 tankers were parked.
Commissioner Sualeh Faruqui said the Zulfiqarabad Oil Tanker Terminal is an important project, which will resolve the longstanding parking issue of oil tankers.
He hoped that the parking facilities provided at the terminal for the oil tankers would also help resolve the various traffic issues including the traffic congestion.
Chief Engineer KMC Muhammad Taha, briefed about the facilities provided at the terminal.
He told the meeting that including parking, resting place for drivers, toilets and the arrangements of power and water at the terminal has been provided.
It was informed the meeting that oil tanker parking terminal has the capacity to park 3200 oil tankers—APP

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