The Turkish government has offered to assist Pakistan in installing the tram service in Karachi. The service would be installed at the M.A. Jinnah Road and I.I. Chundrigar Road of Karachi as offered by Tolga Ucak, the Turkish Consul General. He made this offer to the city administrator Iftikhar Ali Shallwani.
A meeting was held at the KMC Office. During the meeting, Mr. Shallwani expressed gratitude to the Turkish Consul General for catering to support to offer better transport facilities to the Karachiites.
The Turkish Consulate’s Eyyub Yildirim was also present at the occasion.
Istanbul, the capital city of Turkey is known for its tram service and Karachi could in the same way benefit by having a tram service installed on the same pattern as Istanbul.
Mr. Shallwani also said that considering the need of bringing in a cheaper and faster transport system, the Turkish diplomat and he has agreed to introduce the tram service at the two busiest arteries of Karachi which are the M.A. Jinnah Road and the I.I. Chundrigarh Road.
He further informed that further progress would be made after more consultation.
The Consul General of Turkey also offered to help in uplifting the libraries in Karachi and said that his government was fully ready to assist in this regard.