In the first phase, the furniture market located in Gharibabad and Liaquatabad railway track will be razed.
On Monday, the railway and district administration officials visited the Gharibabad railway track to overlook the anti-encroachment drive. As the officials arrived, some store owners who had illegally set up a furniture market cleared the area themselves.
Speaking to the media after reviewing the illegal encroachments on the railway track land, Additional Deputy Commissioner Wasimuddin said, “We have just come to issue a warning to those who have set-up illegal stores and from tomorrow we will begin to raze the encroachments.”
There are encroachments on at least 10 points of the Karachi Circular Railway. Houses have also been built near the railway track on certain points while the land is also being used for parking purposes.
An operation was also done against encroachments on M-9 highway which connects Karachi and Hyderabad, removing billboards, signboards and other settlements.