The Green Line bus rapid transport system project in Karachi is undergoing a change in its design. The part of the project which passes through the front of the Quaid-e-Azam mausoleum will be constructed underground.
This change was made after the Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum Management Board refused to give land from the mausoleum for the Green Line project.
This decision was made in Quaid-e-Azam Management Board meeting that was recently held in Karachi. The meeting was headed by Prime Minister’s Adviser for National History, Literature, heritage and Chairman Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum Management Board Irfan Siddque.
The board discussed the request from Karachi Infrastructure Development Company Limited (KIDCL) regarding their demand for land for the Green Line Project. The Board refused to give an inch of Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum land for any commercial use.
After the board meeting Irfan Siddque told the media that the beauty and the honor of the Quaid-e-Azam mausoleum will be protected.
“The design of Green Line project has now being changed. From the front of Quaid-e-Azam mausoleum this project will be constructed underground,” Irfan Siddque disclosed.
Irfan Siddque also told that the federal government approves the construction of Greater Quaid-e-Azam Park. This park will be built on 35 acres of land. Initial funds for the same have also being released.
“The Greater Quaid-e-Azam Park will highlight the father of the nation’s vision about Pakistan. In this park the culture and heritage of all federation units and identities will be showcased. This park will be completed within 2 years, “ Irfan Siddque told.
Irfan Siddque said that to make mausoleum and surroundings green, a wastewater treatment plant will also be constructed.
“This plant will have the capacity of storing 100,000 gallons. The cost of this project is Rs.60 million and that Rs.30 million have been already disbursed for it,” Irfan Siddque added.
Irfan Siddque said that on demand of the common public, the visiting times of the mausoleum have also being increased. Now Quaid-e-Azam mausoleum will be open till 6.30 pm instead 5.30 pm.