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Builders warned against unauthorised construction

Builders warned against unauthorised construction

QUETTA: The Mayor of the Quetta Metropolitan Corporation, Dr Kalimullah, has said that 310 multi-storey buildings have been constructed in the city without getting permission from the departments concerned.

Talking to reporters, he said the buildings — including those of private hospitals, commercial plazas and markets — had been constructed over the past few years.

“Besides, rules have been violated during the construction of another 260 buildings,” he said and warned that action would be taken against the builders.

He said that permission had been obtained for only 50 newly-constructed buildings.

The mayor said that city roads witnessed traffic jams on a daily basis because owners of car showrooms parked a large number of vehicles on roads. Similarly, auto workshops and dairy farms also contribute to traffic jams, he said. Another factor leading to traffic jams is the holding of public gatherings by political parties on roads.

“We are planning to shift car showrooms, workshops and dairy farms out of the city, establish a car parking area at the Mutton Market at Mizan Chowk and the Cloth Market and build a hall at Mizan Chowk for political rallies,” he said.

Referring to the water shortage in the city, the mayor said that Quetta had four million water connections but only 70,000 people paid bills to the Water and Sanitation Agency.

Published in Dawn, April 14th, 2015

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