On Sunday, Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar announced that the Kidney Hill Park will soon open in Karachi for the public as soon as the lockdown ends. The park consists of 40,000 types of plants.
The mayor paid a visit to the park recently and said that a lot of people want this park to open as quickly as possible but that can result in the spread of the deadly virus.
But Wasim Akhtar made it clear that all zoos, parks, and other public places will remain closed in anticipation of the situation to get back to normal.
The park is a gift from the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation for all the Karachiites. The park is built up at a hilltop which will provide the people with a beautiful view of the city.
As per the Mayor, the land for this park has been encroached upon where commercial and residential units were established but eventually, all these encroachments will be removed by the KMC.
The KMC is spending money on all of its own funds. The roads near the park are all widened and also there are walkthrough gates installed at the entrance.
The KMC employees working under the management of Metropolitan Commissioner Saifur Rehman were appreciated by Wasim Akhtar for their wonderful efforts.
Mayor Karachi also ordered the KMC parks director to water the plants in the park and elsewhere, also to trim them regularly. He further asked to take care of the trees and plants of the other parks.
The management of Polo Ground, Aziz Bhatti Park, Hill Park, Baghe Jinnah, and Baghe Ibne Qasim was told to contact their staffers and ask them to work in their shifts.
All the staffers aging above 55 are prohibited to work as they are more exposed to coronavirus orders Wasim Akhtar.