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Showing posts with label Bolton Market. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bolton Market. Show all posts

Sunday, January 3, 2010

CONTRACTORS BEGIN REPAIR WORK OF AFFECTED BUILDINGS


Responding the appeal of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal, the contractors of City District Government Karachi and Karachi Water & Sewerage Board started repair and reconstruction work of affected buildings of M.A Jinnah Road on Sunday morning.

The contractors have employed a work force comprising 1500 people with heavy machinery in the rehabilitation work. Services of civil engineers have also been hired to oversee the work. The number of labor will be increased by 1000 from Monday and the affected buildings will be repaired and restored within next 10 days after that these will be handed over to the owners so that they could restart their business as soon as possible.

The contractors are using heavy machinery of City Government and Saddar Town besides 11 cranes, more than 8 dumper loaders, dozens of trucks and other machinery hired by them. Two separate pools of funds have been set up by the contractors of CDGK and KWSB with a sum of Rs10million in each pool as the initial amount; this amount will be used for purchase of construction material, payment of wages to labor and for other necessary expenditures and will be increased as and when it required. City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has expressed satisfaction over the pace of work.

The contractors will perform the reconstruction and repair works on 24 hour basis and will not take any break before the completion of the task. It has also been decided that the repaired and revamped shop will be handed over to the owner soon after completion of work so that they could restart their business there. On Sunday a total of 1000 bags of cement with 500 trucks of “bajri”and other material was arranged while the welders, carpenters and concerned machinery was also dispatched to the site.

Meanwhile the shutters of more than 100 shops of old cloth bazaar of Light House were handed over to the owners while the repair work was also started on Sunday. The shops of this market will also be handed over to the traders after completion of their repair work in next few days.

During a visit of the area on Sunday City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal expressed satisfaction over the rapid pace of work. He said that we will fulfill our promise made to the affected traders that the restoration and rehabilitation work will be completed within week’s time.

This may be noted that City Nazim has formed a monitoring committee comprising of EDO Works & Services Rasheed Mughal, EDO Municipal Services and M.D KWSB Qutubuddin Shaikh for repair and reconstruction of damaged buildings…

Saturday, January 2, 2010

CONTRACTORS TAKE ON REPAIR OF DAMAGED BUILDINGS

Registered contractors of CDGK and KWSB have announced to participate in the rehabilitation process of arson hit business community by starting repair and reconstruction work of 22 gutted buildings located in an area from Light House to Boulton Market from Sunday.

In the presence of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal, affected traders and media representatives at Boulton Market on Saturday they said that the 285 buildings of Boulton Market will be repaired by contractors of Karachi Water & Sewerage Board while the rehabilitation of remaining affected buildings will be done by contractors of City District Government Karachi.

Earlier City Nazim said that the repair work of affected buildings will be performed not in months but within weeks and all the affectees will be rehabilitated in their original shops so that they could restart their business there. He said that we could not afford any delay in this work. He also appealed to the administration of private schools in Karachi to exempt the fees of the children of affected traders for at least next 6 months, adding that city government will itself pay their fees if they did not do so.

City Nazim said that national flag should be hoisted on all the affected buildings as a symbol of harmony. He said that the incident was anticipated as the enemy was trying to destroy the economic hub of Pakistan but we will not surrender.
Nazim Karachi further said that the affected traders have lost all of their life long earning in the incident and now we have set up our preferences for their rehabilitation. Initially the repair and reconstruction of shops has been taken on and for this purpose I would ask the contractors of CDGK and KWSB to give some sacrifice for their city and country. They have been invited here so that they could themselves see the huge damage and take part in the rehabilitation process. He said that the nation today needs us. The rehabilitation work has been initiated on war footing basis. City Government will also have its share in this process. He said that from now on all attention should be given to the rehabilitation of affected traders.

City Nazim also formed a monitoring committee comprising of EDO Works & Services Rasheed Mughal, EDO Municipal Services and M.D KWSB Qutubuddin Shaik which would also decide the procedure for repair and reconstruction of damaged buildings.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

KARACHI NAZIM DEMANDS FULL ENQUIRY OF FIRE INCIDENT

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has pledged to make Karachi the epitome of peace and harmony saying that the present conspiracy against the peace and prosperity of Karachi will be thwarted with mutual harmony and brotherhood.

Talking to media representatives on Tuesday at M.A Jinnah Road he said that the enemies had conspired to commit bloodshed in the peaceful and beautiful city of Pakistan. They wanted to bring the citizens against each other but we will foil this conspiracy with a show of mutual harmony and brotherhood.

City Nazim condemned the terrorist act in the main Ashura Procession and prayed for those martyred in the incident. He also prayed for quick recovery of the injured. He said that the enemy has attacked the only peaceful city of the country and tried to disrupt the peace process. Besides terrorist act the miscreants also torched hundreds of shops and buildings in the commercial hub of the city which caused a collateral damage to dozens of buildings and huge loss to citizens. He demanded thorough enquiry into the incident that has inflicted great loss to economy as well.

Giving the reasons for delay in the fire extinguishing operation City Nazim said that in all 300 locations from Light House to Bolton Market at M.A Jinnah Road were set on fire in the incident while the fire brigade was prevented to take immediate action as they opened fire on fire brigade vehicles and injured the firemen. Despite of that first of all we initiated rescue operation to save the residents stranded in buildings. He said that the presence of a good number of ware houses, storage of chemicals and plastic material and cloths also intensified the blaze.

Nazim Karachi said that besides using our own resources we also called for help to other organizations and the district nazim Hyderabad Knwar Naved was asked to provide the fire tenders and snorkel ladder on which he sent 5 fire tenders and a snorkel to Karachi to take part in the operation. The tanker service of KWSB was also used to supply water in enough quantity to fire tenders.

This may be noted that the City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal personally monitored the fire extinguish and rescue operation in Bolton Market and other locations at M.A Jinnah Road with DCO Karachi Javed Hanif and M.D KWSB. After reviewing the situation from Central Command and Control Center of City Government and issuing directives to officials he instantly reached the affected area at M.A Jinnah Road at 12 O’ Clock in the night and remained their till the next day while personally monitoring the operation.