KARACHI: The anti-encroachment department of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) removed more than 100 illegal cabins, shops and stalls from footpaths and roads during its action against encroachments in different areas of the city on Friday.
Official sources said that the anti-encroachment staff took action at Nagan Chowrangi, UP More, 5000 Road, Liaquatabad and other areas in district Central, whereas in district East shops under construction on footpaths and roads at Tariq Road were demolished and many cabin shops and roadside stalls were removed.
In district South, they said, the anti-encroachment team took action at Ghulam Hussain Qasim Road, Siddiq Wahab Road, Ghaas Mandi, Fawwara Chowk and removed all cabins, food stalls and hotel stuff from footpaths and roads.
The officials said that all kinds of encroachments were removed in Jamshed Town, Sindhi Muslim Society and adjacent areas.
They said that City Mayor Wasim Akhtar had directed the anti-encroachment staff to speed up its work so that all encroachments from city footpaths, parks, drains could be removed.
According to the officials, the mayor said that encroachments were creating problems for traffic flow on roads therefore these must be removed.
They said that heavy machinery was used to remove other encroachments, including cabins, tandoors, shops and other constructions from footpaths.
Published in Dawn, February 10th, 2019