KARACHI:,,, Following the directive of high court and on the instructions of Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui, the anti-encroachments staff of Orangi Town removed illegal structures along and around Shara-e-Orangi, Shara-e-Qaddafi and Norwegian School.
This should be noted that the presence of encroachments including patharas and shops along with the running of chungchi rickshaws had left narrow space for the vehicular traffic from Banaras Bridge to Orangi No 5.
The operation was supervised by Project Director Orangi Town Muhammad Rizwan Khan during which the pathara owners tried to block the road on Shara-e-Orangi which was prevented by the anti-encroachments team. The project director supervised the razing of two huge structures on 5 thousand sq yards area around the Norwegian School.
The Sind High Court had given fifteen days time to KMC for removal of road obstruction on which the anti-encroachments squad of Orangi Town began its working immediately. A ten member team was also constituted for keeping permanent watch on the establishment of encroachments on different main corridors.
The second phase of the operation would be carried out on Monday in which different occupied lands besides the land of government maternity home would be recovered and challan will be issued. During the above operation the storm water drain ahead of Banaras Bridge was cleared and the encroachments in front of the fire brigade office were removed.