KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Wednesday returned 23 vehicles, after seizing them, on assurance of their owners that they would not park them on roads or footpaths.
The operation against illegal parking was carried out by the anti-encroachment department on New MA Jinnah Road after the expiry of 72 hours notice.
The provincial minister for local government during a visit to the city had expressed concern over the parking of vehicles outside the showrooms at main roads and the problems faced by people due to this practice of showroom owners. He had instructed the KMC to issue 72-hour-notice and then take action if they failed to respond.
The anti-encroachment department started the operation for seizure of the vehicles which continued for four hours.
Director Anti-Encroachments Department Mazhar Khan supervised the special operation in which despite resistance from showroom owners, a total of 23 vehicles were seized by KMC staff which were later handed over to them after they gave assurance of not parking their vehicles on roads or pavements again.
Administrator Karachi Saqib Ahmed Soomro has directed the anti-encroachments department to take all possible measures for making the ongoing green and clean city campaign even better and effective.
The anti-encroachments department would take similar actions on Khalid Bin Walid Road on Thursday. Meanwhile, in another action against encroachments the KMC staff removed many encroachments around the Civil hospital, Nishter Road and near KMC Workshop.