KARACHI: KMC Administrator Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi directed to complete construction works of Gulshan-e-Jinnah Polo Ground park and Eidgah before Eid which was being constructed with a cost of Rs170million so that citizens could be given a big and beautiful park as a gift on the occasion of Eid.
He said this during a visit to Gulshan-e-Jinnah Polo Ground where he was accompanied by Director General Parks, Project Director, Chief Engineer and other officers. On this occasion KMC administrator inspected construction works of park and said that the biggest gathering of Eid prayer will be held in Gulshan-e-Jinnah this year as well which was attended by a good number of dignitaries and foreign diplomats whereas this place has significant status as a central picnic point therefore quality standard in construction works of Gulshan-e-Jinnah should be considered and every possible efforts should be made to develop the park not only as just a park but also as an important centre as identity of Karachi and cultural point of view.
He directed to enhance the speed of construction works of Gulshan-e-Jinnah and complete installation works of stone canopies and internal door in a week.
He said that the park consisting of 20 acre being reconstructed in which facilities being provided which include improvement of Eidgah for Eid gathering, play area for children, modern musical fountain, jogging track, lighting tower.
The 80 percent construction works of park has been completed and remaining works would be completed soon. Historical importance of this place was also considered in its design. A central door having historical importance for entering in park was also being constructed which would be compatible with architecture of Pakistan and neighbouring country China and external walls were also being constructed with the same design.
The other facilities being provided in park include fascinating stone canopies, stone benches, corridors, wide lawns, lighting tower, car parking, jogging track, green fields with flowers and play area for children whereas place of historical Eidgah in this park has also been improved and widened. Modern water irrigation system was supplied in this park and special arrangements for car parking have been made which was a good facility for people visiting the park.
KMC administrator said that construction of Gulshan-e-Jinnah Polo Ground with modern facilities would facilitate citizens and KMC was in an effort to provide better recreation facilities in various areas of the city. He said this place as Eidgah has had historical importance right after establishment of Pakistan.
This was an important park which had lost its attraction due to constant use without renovation works therefore park was being reconstructed according to modern architecture and present needs. He said this was densely populated area along with five star hotels and big offices near therefore availability of a wide and beautiful park was necessary here which reduces environmental pollution and provide people with opportunity to have peaceful moments with their families.