KARACHI: The Karachi administration has embarked upon a “Customs House Neighborhood” development project in collaboration with Customs Collectorate and philanthropists.
Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, while sharing details of the project, said that the area around Custom House – from Karachi Port Trust (KPT) Building to Hindu Mandir, would be developed on modern lines and will be turned into motor free zone, opened only for pedestrians.
Known architects Shahid Abdullah and Danish Zuby are actively designing the project with the support of Customs Collector (Preventive) Tariq Huda and the Karachi commissioner.
“The idea is to turn the place friendly and presentable where citizens may bring their foreign friends as well as those from other parts of the country,” the commissioner pointed out.
First phase of the project will be completed at a cost of Rs 70 million which will be contributed by the local industrialists and corporate sector.
The commissioner informed that Customs House Neighborhood project would be completed in the minimum possible time to provide Karachiites with safe and environment friendly site for leisure.
On the occasion, he also nominated Planning and Development Director Syed Muhammad Sukaib as focal person of the project.