KARACHI: To avoid construction of a high-rise building on the land of Metropole hotel, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to acquire its land and construct a most modern park for children and elderly people.
He took this decision while presiding over a high-level meeting here at the CM House. The meeting was attended by Minister Local Government Nasir Shah, Advisor to CM Murtaza Wahab, Chairperson P&D Nahid Shah, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Special Secretary LG Niaz Soomro, experts of P&D and other departments.
The chief minister said that the land of Metropole Hotel was located in the center of four most important and busy roads where traffic volume remained considerably high almost round the clock. He maintained construction of any high rise building on the land of the hotel would cause further congestion of the traffic in the area and would create serious environmental issues,” he said.
Shah said that he wanted to acquire the land of Metropole hotel where he would construct a beautiful park designated only for children and elderly people. “The construction of the park would be best for environment of the city which was getting more and more polluted day by day,” he said and added onward all the projects would be developed keeping in view the environmental conditions of the city, capacity of the roads and sewerage system.
The chief minister pointed out that the left turning of road from Metropole towards Clifton also remained jammed because the traffic going towards the Club Road stops at signal and blocks the entire turning and causes heavy traffic jam. Therefore, he said, that a portion of Sindh Club on the corner may also be acquired for widening of the left turning of the road.
The chief minister directed Commissioner Karachi to talk to the owners of the Metropole Hotel and the Sindh Club management for acquiring their lands and report him within 10 days.