The Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) has initiated a drive for removing the cables, wires and other installations from the roads of the city of lights—Karachi, in line with the instructions of the Supreme Court.
Wasim Akhtar—the Karachi Mayor in a statement said that the first phase of the drive has begun from I.I. Chundrigar Road and its neighbouring areas. He informed this on Saturday. The KMC would remove all the wires and cables, which are hanging on the poles and streets in the area. Later, he informed that the drive would also be expanded to other areas of the city.
Wasim Akhtar said that the KMC would be implementing the court orders and would remove all wires, cables and other installations from the city roads. He mentioned that KMC has published notices in different newspapers about three months back about the removal of cables and other installations from the roads, but the cable and internet service provider firms did not pay much attention to the notice.
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He said that finally, KMC took the decision to remove the cables and other installations from the roads on its own. The mayor said that the cable operators and the internet service provider companies should remove their installation and wires from the roads or else these cables and stuff would be removed and seized.
The mayor asked the marketing firms to extend their fullest cooperation with the KMC in restoring the real face of the Karachi.
These cables and wires are even dangerous for the birds, many a time birds get entangled in them in such a bad way that they could not escape and hence dies. Also, the clutter of wires jumbled up presents a very chaotic and messy look, which is not at all a pleasant site for the eyes.
This drive is a good one, at least if it gets successful it would result in making the city look somewhat managed.