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Karachi’s Boat Basin to be turned into a food street

A walking track will be built too

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 20, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago
Posted: Aug 20, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago

The Sindh government has decided to establish a food street at Boat Basin in Karachi’s Clifton.

Karachi Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab visited Boat Basin on Friday along with Sindh CM Special Assistant Waqar Mehdi and the project director of the Karachi Neighbourhood Improvement Programme. PPP leaders Karamullah Waqasi and Najami Alam also accompanied him.

Wahab reviewed the ongoing development works at Boat Basin. The KNIP project director briefed the Karachi administrator about the food street and its execution.

The Karachi administrator issued directives to renovate the area and start the construction work. A walking track and more facilities would be built too at the Boat Basin food street.

Sindh CM Special Assistant Waqar Mehdi told SAMAA Digital that the tender of the food street will be issued next week on Monday.

Mehdi said the PPP-led Sindh government is making efforts to build Karachi by establishing recreational and amusement sites, where people can enjoy their leisure time.

The special assistant said the project will be completed in seven to eight months, adding that it is a part of KNIP, which has been funded by the World Bank.

“The road leading to the food street would be made one way with the entry point starting from Nehr-e-Khayyam and exit point near KFC Clifton,” Mehdi added.

The food street would be a traffic-free zone, he shared.

Pedestrian bridges would be constructed from one side to another at the food street for the visitors, and lights would be set up to beautify it. Benches, fancy lamps, and canopy kiosks will be installed too.

Boat Basin is home to some of the most famous restaurants and fast food outlets in Karachi. It is expected to become the city’s second food street after Burnes Road.

Both of them are located in the South district.

Wahab was appointed administrator of KMC on August 5. He was appointed following orders by Pakistan People’s Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

He also serves as the adviser to the Sindh chief minister and Sindh government spokesperson.

Wahab has been tasked to fix the local development-related issues, especially the functioning of the KMC. He replaces former KMC administrator Laeeq Ahmed.

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One Comment

  1. Omar A  August 21, 2021 1:00 pm/ Reply

    Attention to cleanliness will make this project work. If money is spent on maintenance and cleanliness, even current infrastructure will be sufficient.

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