Karachi to get a first zip line

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has decided to launch a zip line at Karachi’s Bagh Ibne Qasim, near the city’s Clifton coastline, in order to provide sports activities to the general public.

This was announced by City Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab, who also serves as the Sindh government’s spokesperson.

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) Parks and Horticulture Department has issued an offer for the installation of the zip line project.

Parks Director General (DG) Junaid Ullah Khan told ARY News that the proposed zip line would be 3,000 feet long and would start from Kothari Parade to the Bagh Ibne Qasim boundary wall on Clifton Beach Road.

“The total length of the zip line ride at Karachi’s Bagh Ibne Qasim will be 3,000 feet,” he said, adding that the parks and horticulture department has invited sealed bids from companies to operate and install a zip line for a 10-year period.

“The best, suitable, and interested parties have been asked to submit their feasibility plan by February 22nd, with a complete design of the installation of the zip line, the time required for its installation, and the material to be used thereof.

Junaid Ullah Khan, DG Parks, stated that the KMC would award the contract to the lowest-bidding firm. When asked about the proposed zipline recreational activity’s price, DG Parks Khan stated that it would be determined after the contract was awarded. Tourism promotion in the city was a top priority for the local government, he added.

It is important to note that this would be the first line ride installed in the port city. There are currently two zip lines in the country, one in Malam Jabba and one in Islamabad.

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