Parking Plaza revived: KMC starts free shuttle service in Saddar


KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Thursday launched the free shuttle service from its parking plaza to Zainab Market and Saddar Electronics Market, a move that would significantly help reduce illegal parking from Saddar.

The shuttle service will be available for citizens who would park their vehicles in the parking plaza. This step was taken on the directive of KMC Administrator Sajjad Hussain Abbasi so that traffic flow in Saddar area was maintained and the whole area made parking free.

Under the plan parking of vehicles will not be allowed on the routes of free shuttle service from Parking Plaza to Zainab Market via Empress Market and Singer Chowk on one side and from Parking Plaza to Electronic Market via Empress Market and Saddar GPO.

KMC has revived the parking plaza on Thursday and the people are offered with parking facility for vehicles on very low charged. The management of parking plaza has also been shifted from the charged parking department to the transport and communication department after which renovation work was also done with the provision of toilets, waiting room and space for prayers.

Meanwhile, the anti-encroachments department of KMC took action in Saddar and removed many iron counters and other hurdles from roadside and pavements to clear the way for the shuttle.