City of Karachi is the biggest city of Pakistan because of its geo strategic and political importance, played a key role during the colonial time of British rule for almost hundreds years, they used the port for transportation of troops and trade through sea to govern this region in a better way, they built many state of the art buildings like Karachi port trust house ,Mare weather tower ,Empress market and many more which still reflects the lightening of past glory and treat to watch and visit.
The building of Karachi Cantonment Railway Station popularly known as “cantt station” formerly known as “Frere street Railway station” located recently at Fatima Jinnah Road (Frere road),the main building was built in 1898 at a cost of Rs 80,000 by public work department.
The structure and design of this triple storied building is classified and unique in its style with triangular top exactly in centre of building and round roman styled arches on windows and doorways showing british and European architectural dynasty.
Although the building is not properly maintained but it stands still with dignity,Now,this beautiful covered with the construction of multi storied plazas in surroundings,B grade hotels,road side stalls,bus terminals,unorganized parking of taxi’s with in the premises of station and lots of lot garbage debrice around it shows a dark and dirty face to the visitors arriving from all over Pakistan through different trains.
Despite,all that obstacles and hurdles the station is hosting the thousands of people daily,arriving and departuring to and from the other cities across Pakistan.
Here,is the duty of local authorities (cantonment board and railway station) to take serious and immediate steps to revive the actual face of “Karachi Cantonment Railway Station” to remove the illegal construction and keep clean by removing the garbage debrice around , because this is the starting and finishing point of all the important trains going and coming across Pakistan.