Jahangir Park in the Saddar area of Karachi has finally been restored to its former glory and is now opened for public. An inaugural ceremony was held on Sunday which was attended by political and authoritative figures of Karachi.
The restoration of the famed park began earlier this year when the chief minister approved Rs. 200 million restoration scheme.
The park which had completely been abandoned and neglected by the authorities had turned into a garbage dump. But after the restoration, the five-acre park has now been equipped with an aviary dinosaur park, a library, an amphitheater, tons of new benches, park lights and walkways.
The government has also installed two reverse osmosis (RO) plants in the park that are capable of producing 50 million gallons of water every day. One of the plants is open to the public for drinking water collection and the other will be used to maintain the trees, plants, flowers, and lawns of the park.
The park will be free to visit for the public for the first two weeks after the inauguration, after which a small fee will be applied to every visit.
The government has now set its eye on the restoration of the old areas of the city, promising that Saddar will be given a new look.
Jahangir Park Karachi before restoration
Jahangir Park is a very well known park in Karachi. It was gifted by Behramaji Jegangirij Raj Kotwala in 1883. It served as a recreational space for a long time until it was completely abandoned and neglected by the local authorities.
As a result, the park had become a space for a garbage dump and home to many homeless people.
Jahangir Park Location
Jahangir Park is located on Prince Road, Saddar, Karachi. If you are planning to visit the park with your family, use the map below to get there.